A private meter may be installed on a water service line at a residence, or a business. Although primarily used for irrigation, private meters may be utilized for any fixtures, equipment, or systems that do not discharge wastewater to the sanitary system. These meters are separate from your primary water supply meter and must be registered by an Environmental Services Inspector. Birmingham Water Works customers must register their private meter with BWWB.

It is the responsibility of the private meter user to submit their readings every six months via mail following the initial registration by the ESD Inspector. Credit adjustments may take up to eight weeks to post to your account due to consumption validation.

Questions regarding private meter installation, use or readings should be addressed to:
Residential 205.325.8732

Commercial 205.325.5347

BWWB 205.244.4000

Citizens currently enrolled in the ESD Private Meter Program can view and print out private meter forms by clicking the link below:

Private Meter Requirements and Reporting Form.pdf

BWWB Private Meter Reporting Form.pdf