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What is MeterSave? 

City of Chicago Department of Water Management
Funding for Water Meter Installations

MeterSave is a program offered by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) to non-metered Chicago homeowners to voluntarily install meters to help them save water and save money.
The MeterSave Program is funded in part from charges approved by the Chicago City Council and paid by our customers. Also, the MeterSave Program is financed in part from low interest Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds (SRFs) administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). For more information on the IEPA Loans see www.cityofchicago.org/WaterManagement.
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Homeowner Incentives  

Homeowners participating in MeterSave will receive a 7-year guarantee that the home water bill will be no higher than it would have if the meter had not been installed.

Upon installation of the meter, and while supplies last, homeowners will be eligible for the following additional incentives:

  • An outdoor water conservation kit
    • A hose timer
    • Rain guage
    • Water restricting hose nozzle
    • Moisture sensor
  • An indoor water conservation kit, or
    • Low flow shower head
    • A shower timer
    • Toilet flapper
    • Leak Detection Tablets
    • Toilet tank bank--a toilet tank water displacement pouch
    • 4-quart fill cycle diverter that helps save water after flushing the toilet
    • Swivel low-flow kitchen aerator
    • Two bathroon sink aerators
    • Teflon tape
    • Water Conservation wheel
  • Water meter monitor (a refrigerator magnet that shows water usage)

And, two of the above incentives if an entire block volunteers!
"I thought it was going to be a difficult and drawn out process. I wasn't even sure it would save me money, but it was easy, quick and painless. Now I pay less and I check the meter frequently to be mindful of water waste."
- Dan F., Lawndale Resident

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[*** Please ensure that such things as boxes, workbenches, furniture or any other item are removed from the area around your water service so that our crews can most easily and quickly access and install your meter.]
City of Chicago
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor
Department of Water Management Barrett B. Murphy, Commissioner
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