A standard residential water meter is 5/8 inches and will flow up to 25 gallons of water per minute. The average home uses 314 gallons per day and 690 gallons per day during peak demand periods.
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Water meters and services up to 2 inches are installed by the City. A service request must be submitted to the City Development Services Division located at:226 S 5th Street1st FloorKlamath Falls, OR 97601
Fees must be paid and specific location information completed before City crews will be dispatched to install a water service and/or meter. Fees will vary depending on meter size. Should you have questions about fees, please contact the Engineering Division at 541-883-5368.
Yes. If you have an underground irrigation system for your yard, fire suppression sprinkler system, boiler, pool/spa or water feature, state law requires that you get a backflow prevention assembly to prevent contaminated water from flow back into your drinking water-a serious health hazard. If you have questions please call 541-883-4956 to speak with our cross connection control specialist. A plumbing permit is required for all new installations and when altering existing plumbing. A permit may be obtained from the:Klamath County Building Department305 Main Street1st FloorKlamath Falls, OR 97601Phone: 541-883-5121
The City is required by Oregon State Law to maintain a minimum of 20 pounds per square inch (psi) water pressure at all times and under all conditions. Current City Engineering Construction Standards require a minimum of 40 psi, however, in older existing area pressures may be lower due to undersized piping, area water demands and location/elevation of the service area.
Your water could be dirty for the following reasons: