What is a “known” irrigation / backflow system?

An irrigation system is an integrated sprinkler system used to supply water to your lawn and home landscaping. A backflow prevention device is required for irrigation systems.

If you have your backflow tested each spring by a certified technician as required by State Law and City Code they report the results, making us aware of the system so it is “known”.  If this is the case, you will remain on average sewer based on your usage from your January, February, and March bills.

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1. Do I have to install a second meter to get a break on sewer?
2. How do other cities in Iowa charge for sewer?
3. I am having a new home built; what are my options?
4. I have an irrigation system but want to be charged sewer for only what I use each month when not using my system.
5. What if I do not have an irrigation system but I do water using hoses / sprinklers?
6. What if I have a septic system?
7. What is a “known” irrigation / backflow system?
8. What is the cost for a second meter?
9. Who do I call if I have water / sewage coming up into my basement?