Rules and Regulations

These Rules and Regulations of the Department of Water, including the water and sewer tariff rates, are established under authorities set forth in the Code of General Ordinances of the City of Dayton. Nothing contained in these Rules and Regulations shall be construed so as to interfere with the duties and powers of the Director of Water as set forth in R.C.G.O. 50.42. Portions of the Rules and Regulations relating to water and sewer service revenue collections are administered by the Division of Revenue and Taxation of the Department of Finance.

Miscellaneous Fees and Charges


Description Fee Comments Rule
Fee for Unauthorized Use $250 first time/$500 for each subsequent occurrence
  • Street Valve operation
  • Curb Stop operation
  • Public or private fire hydrant use
  • Meter bypass valve operation
  • Meter tampering
  • Water theft
2.B.4, 2.D.1, 2.F.7, 2.G.1, 2.J.5, 2.K.1, 6.I.1, 6.N.2
Customer Service Fee $55
  • Curb box repair
  • Curb stop operation
  • Low pressure investigation
  • Service activation
  • Meter re-test charge
2.D.3, 2.D.5, 2.D.6, 2.E.2, 2.E.7
Delinquent Shut Off Charge $30 Per trip charge 2.J.5
Resume Service fee $15 Clerical fee 2.E.2
Special Meter Read Fee $10
  • Special meter read as requested
  • Private meter reads
  • Fireline meter reads
2.E.6, 2.E.12, 2.F.3
Backflow Recertification Late Fee $150
2.K.3
Fireline Service Fee
Quarterly charges 2.F
2" - 3" $10

4" - 6" $50

8" - 10" $75

12" & larger $100

Private fire hydrant $5 Quarterly charges 2.F.7
Fire Hydrant permitted uses


Fire hydrant flow test $100 Per test, may involve 2 hydrants 2.G.2
Swimming pool filling $190 Up to 20,000 gallons 2.G.2

$290 20 to 50,000 gallons

$370 50 to 75,000 gallons

Call Water Engineering Over 75,000 gallons
Fire hydrant meter minimum fee $100 Consumption charged at current water rate 2.G.3
Fire hydrant relocation fee $30 Per additional hydrant where he meter is used 2.G.3
Meter Set Fees

2.E.3
5/8" to 1" $55

1.5" to 2" $220

3" to 6" $450

8" & 10" $475

Meter Test Fees
Refunded if meter fails test 2.E.7
5/8" to 1" $100

1.5" to 2" $275

3" & larger $525

Service Termination Fee $1500
2.J.5
Conservation Violation Fee $250
$500
Residential customer
Non-residential customer
2.P.5
Damaged Transmitter Fee $88

Bad Check Fee $25