For Detached Single Family Dwellings
Contractors and builders must follow these best practices when installing new water meters and boxes.
This information is intended for builders and plumbing contractors.
Please be advised that water meter boxes must follow City of Surrey Design Criteria and be accessible when requesting meter installation.
Failure to do so will delay installation and Final Plumbing Approval.
Here are examples of what are acceptable and not acceptable water meter installation practices:
✓ Exposed boxes
✓ Easily accessible boxes
✓ Boxes with lids
✓ Boxes with centered setters
✓ Boxes in driveways
✓ Proper meter setter depth (20-22")
Not Acceptable Χ
x Obstructed boxes
x Boxes that are exposed
x No access to boxes
X Boxes not aligned
Meter Box Installation Specifications
For more information, download meter box installation specifications as per the Water Meter and Service Connection Design Criteria Manual & Supplementary Specifications, May 2020, Appendix D.
For further information or clarification, contact the plumbing department at 604-591-4245.