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Helpful Hints to Pass the Meter Inspection: Small-Size Meters (¾ Inch and 1 Inch)

Reference Denver Water Engineering Standard Details: 53, 54, 55

  1. Service line is perpendicular to the curb-line.
  2. Stop box and meter pit are in landscaped area, and match finished grade.
    1. Permanent obstructions are 5 feet clear of the meter pit:
      • Utilities, street lights, foundations, fence lines, retaining walls, backflow prevention assemblies.
    2. Plantings, shrubs and branches must remain 2 feet clear of the meter pit lid.
  3. Service line has no bends or connections until 5 feet downstream of the meter pit.
  4. Stop box is 2 to 5 feet from outside wall of meter pit.
  5. Service line depth is between 54 and 72 inches.
  6. Stop box is plumb and centered over the curb valve.
  7. Service line enters pit (6 o’clock) and exits pit (12 o’clock) without crossing.
  8. Flow line of meter yoke is 18 inches below the top of dome.