Often citizens of Manchester will use the water obtained from Manchester Water Works to fill their pools, wash their vehicles, and water their lawns and gardens. This water typically does not enter the sewer system for subsequent treatment at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Because sewer bills are based on water usage, the deduct meter program was established to provide a credit for water that does not enter the sewer system. This program is available to all property owners. However, for commercial/industrial properties the program is limited to lawn irrigation usage. This separate deduct meter is purchased and installed at the owners expense to measure outside water usage. The meter reading consumption from the deduct meter is then credited on the quarterly water and sewer bill.
The deduct meter program is administered by the Manchester Waterworks (MWW). Deduct meters can be purchases from the MWW Business Office located at 281 Lincoln Street. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Once the meter is installed, contact MWW at (603) 624-6494 to schedule the deduct inspection to complete the process. Deduct usage credit starts once the final inspection has been satisfactorily completed.
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