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Floating Water Meter Request

Request a floating meter when water is needed for a temporary project and the property does not currently have water service. A floating meter is typically connected to a fire hydrant or an existing water service that does not have a meter installed.

They are typically used by industrial entities, developers, landscape and irrigation companies, construction job sites and even film crews. 

A floating meter – also known as a construction meter – is similar to the standard water meter used at most residences and places of business to measure the water used.

Unlike a standard meter, a floating meter is not attached or fixed to a specific site – it is portable (hence the term "floating"). Floating meters are normally used by industrial entities, developers, landscape and irrigation companies, construction job sites and film crews.

  • Read the rules governing the use of floating meters (Found under related documents).
  • Requirements

    Submit the following to the Department's Main Office, LeJeune Office or the Permitting and Inspection Center (PIC):

    • Floating meter application
    • Requestor's information
      • Name
      • Mailing address
      • Social Security number or Federal Tax Identification number
      • Daytime phone number
    • Approval from the appropriate Fire Department (depending on jurisdiction) if the floating meter will be connected to a fire hydrant

    A new temporary account will be opened and the floating meter can be picked up at the Water Distribution Yard's Meter Shop. The meter is also returned there along with any accompanying parts and supplies.

    Floating meter assemblies are very heavy and can be too large to fit in the trunk of a car. It is recommended the customer use a pickup truck or similar vehicle to pick up the floating meter.

  • Fees

    To get a floating meter, a deposit of $2,500 for a 2-inch floating meter or $1,500 for a 1-inch floating meter is required, paid in cash or check. Additional service charges may apply. Any missing parts or supplies will be charged.

    The deposit amount – less actual water consumption, fees for damaged equipment or missing parts or supplies – is refunded upon return of the floating meter once the account is closed.

    You will only be billed for water usage, not for sewer.

Related Documents

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Phone Number(s)

Locations and Hours

  • Water LeJeune Office

    3575 S. LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33133
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Herbert S. Saffir Permitting and Inspection Center

    11805 SW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33175
    Monday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Water Distribution Yard

    1001 NW 11 Street, Miami, FL 33136
    Monday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Tuesday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Water and Sewer
Kevin Lynskey, Director

Water and Sewer Douglas Office
3071 SW 38th Ave, Miami, FL 33146
305-665-7477305-665-7477

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