Obstruction of Meters Policy

In accordance with city code, Obstruction Sec. 86-39, no person shall in any manner obstruct the free access to any water meter or cut-off box. Violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor punishable by fine of not more than $500. Some examples of possible obstructions are (Code 1964, 26-15; Ord. No. 1993-60,8,12-13-93): 

  • Asphalt
  • Automobile
  • Fence
  • Gravel or Topsoil
  • Leaves or Tree Limbs
  • Mulch
  • Plants
  • Shrubbery or Trees

Having your meter box accessible will give you the opportunity to have accurate meter reading, which will give you a more accurate bill. Knowing the location of your meter box will also help with times when you need quick access turning water off due to a problem. If you would like to know where your meter box is, give us a call at 540-942-6643 and we would be glad to show you.