I just received a rate increase notice from the water company. Reading the fine print, I see that I am paying about an extra $225 per year over the typical single family home because I have a 1 water meter rather than a 5/8 meter. My situation is:
1" from street to my meter
350 feet of 1 blue plastic hose into the house
Ύ shutoff valve and pressure regulator inside the house
My questions are:
1. Does anybody have any theories on why they used a 1 meter and is there any downside to me asking the water company to change it out for a 5/8 meter? Because of the length, I can understand using the 1 hose to the house, but not the meter.
2. The blue plastic hose is about 16 years old now and has yet to split or give me any of the problems that others have with it. Should I count my blessings, leave it alone, and not run the risk of the water company damaging it when they change out the meter?