Water meter installations begin in Lodi
Intern Garrett Wiman looks at a broken valve as Juan Barragan installs a new water meter in Park West in Lodi on Thursday, June 16, 2011.
- Deadline approaching for water meter bulk payment
Residents will need to pay the $300 in one lump sum by June 30
or the city will automatically start them on a payment system.
Homeowners who do not pay the full amount by the end of June
will start seeing a $8.52 charge appear on their bill and that will
continue for three years.
The city will place a lien on every property that plans to pay
over three years.
Public Works Director said the city is on track to have more
than 30 percent, of 3,952 homeowners, choose to pay in one lump
Residents have an option to not pay for the meter now, and wait
until the property is sold in the future.
In that scenario, the lien would remain on the property accruing
interest at 1.5 percent, which is about $2 a year. Then, when the
house sells, the debt to the city will be paid.
They would need to contact the city's finance department to work
out a system.
— Maggie Creamer
Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 12:00 am
Juan Barragan pulls the cover off of a water meter box and
brushes some dirt out of the way on Thursday morning. He asks
intern Garrett Wiman to turn off the water supply. He then checks
the pipe, puts in the meter and asks Wiman to turn on the water
The whole process takes about five minutes. He grabs his tools
and moves on to the next yard.
Friday, June 17, 2011 12:00 am.