Deduct Meter Program

A message from the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority (hereinafter referred to as Authority)

Dear Customer:

The purpose of this communication is to provide you with information regarding deduct meters, including the installation of a second meter on your pressure water distribution system.

An application from the Authority's office or printed from the Authority's website must be completed and accompanied by a sketch of your property layout showing the following:

  • Present water distribution system
  • Existing meters, if any
  • Proposed changes to the water distribution system to accommodate the new meter
  • Location of the new meter
  • Location of new remote reader

A schematic titled Typical Main Water Meter Installation with Deduct Meter (application attached) shows the layout of a typical main water meter installation and backflow water prevention device, with the addition of a deduct meter with remote reading capability and backflow prevention equipment. Inspection fees apply. Application will be returned if not properly completed.

Application must be made to the following agencies:

Public Water Users

  • McCandless Township Sanitary Authority: 412-366-3420
  • Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Division: 412-578-8036
  • Public Water Supplier (suppliers in the Authority's service area as of 2002)
    • West View Water Authority: 412-931-3292 or,
    • Hampton Township Water Authority: 412-486-4867

(Form MTSA EO-357/Rev.4, 1/2011)


It is the responsibility of the applicant to engage a licensed registered master plumber and to comply with all codes and rules of all agencies. Applicant is responsible to purchase, install, and maintain additional meter, additional remote meter reading systems, connections and wire, or a backflow prevention device, if not already installed, as required under the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act. The meter constriction must conform to American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standard C-700 (latest revision).


After the initial Authority approval, the deduct meter and remote display system must be inspected and sealed by the Authority upon completion of installation. Contact the Authority Inspection Department at 312-366-3420, allowing 24 hours advance notice for scheduling during normal inspection hours of 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Inspection of the water distribution system (additional meter and backflow prevention device) is required by the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Division and applicable Water Authority. The sewer Authority's inspection does not negate or satisfy inspections by other agencies.

Deduct Meter Reading

An inspector of the Authority will perform yearly meter readings every October. The meter reading may include inspection and reconciliation (if required) of the meter and remote unit.

Deduct Meter Reading Charges

A charge for the meter reading and inspection will be applied to the customer's account (fee schedule later on this page).


Adjustments will be applied as a credit to the customer's account.


If a seal is found broken or a meter removed, no credit will be given for water deduction beyond the last credible accounting determined by the Authority. (Form MTSA EO-357/Rev.4, 1/2011)

The Authority reserves the right to inspect and require replacement of all meters as they deem necessary. Any meter removed after initial installation for repair, or any other reason, shall be reinstalled with notice to the Authority for inspection, resealing, and reconciliation of meter to remote reader, at a charge to be applied to the customer's account. Inspections may also be necessary by the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Division and Water Authority, if applicable. (Form MTSA EO-357/Rev.4, 1/2011)

The McCandless Township Sanitary Authority Deduct Meter Program Fee Schedule

Resolution 455, adopted November 2, 2001, effective January 1, 2002.

Inspection FeesAmountWhen Charged
Initial Installation Inspection Fee$50Payable at time of application submission.
Annual Meter Reading and Inspection Fee$35Each reading will be charged to the customer’s account.
Additional Readings$35Each additional reading will be charged to the customer’s account.
Reinstallation of Meter(s) Inspection Fee$35Charged to the customer’s account.


Deduct Meter Diagram

Arrangement may differ according to code-approved conditions.

Typical Configuration

Main water meter service with deduct meter addition.

All Rules & Regulations Apply

  • Allegheny County Health Department, Plumbing Division
  • The McCandless Township Sanitary Authority
  • Applicable Water Authority