Components of a Commercial Water service

4" water serviceA water service can be roughly broken down into three components. These are:

  1. The Water Main
  2. The Service Line
  3. The Outlet

The Service line is what connects the water main to the outlet and supplies water to the property. The water main is where the water is accumulated and later transferred to the service line. A service line consists of the piping and related appendages, and includes the connection installed from the water main to the outlet connection to the property that required the water supply. The water lines are buried at least 2 feet underground and the pipes can be a big as 4 to 8 inches in diameter on a Commercial Water service. Due to the large size, high pressures are exerted on them. Therefore, backups and braces are used to prevent damage and blow outs.

Check for availability of water supply

Before developing or constructing a property anywhere it is extremely important to verify that water service is available in that area, and in particular, at your property. It’s not safe to assume that your property has a water supply, based on the fact that other properties in the neighborhood have a functional water supply. In some cases, you might have to make significant amendments to the existing infrastructure to obtain the additional service. Examples of these amendments include extending a standard water main or installing a fire hydrant.

Need for timely verification of availability of water supply

Water is extremely important for just about everything. It is a necessity in every industrial and natural process, Therefore, the need to verify the availability of water is paramount. If the verification process is delayed or not initiated before the start of development or construction, it could lead to several complications with regard to the designs, practicality and aesthetics of the property.

Some Tips While Getting a Commercial Water Service installation.

While applying for a Commercial Water Service Installation in, the following tips should be kept in mind. Although these tips are generally suitable to water service installation everywhere, but they are the most applicable and in-line with the rules and regulations.

How to Get a New Water Service or Change an Existing Water Service?


  • Apply for a water availability water meter.
  • Select a suitable company that offers commercial water service installation
  • Complete a water service application and agreement
  • Prepare a utility site plan
  • Pay your invoice
  • Let the company install the private water line and associated backflow protection
  • Ensure the service line complies with regulations regarding water service regulation in your state.

How to reduce delays

  • Any changes to your approved utility site plan must be approved prior to company’s field crew’s field visit.
  • Changes to a project after the water service has been installed can result in delays or additional costs to your project.
  • Remember to notify the company in-time when an extra water service is required, such as a fire or irrigation service. Each separate water service line needs a water meter.