Every household, business, and facility connected to Barrie's municipal drinking water system is equipped with a water meter and internal shut-off valve.
A water meter accurately tracks water usage and ensures customers are being billed only for water that has passed through the meter. Water meters are an important component of the municipal drinking water system. Please ensure your water meter and shut-off valve are always accessible, ready for use in case of an emergency.
Water Meter Features
Water Meter Installation
As outlined in the Water and Wastewater Billing By-law, the City's Water Operations Branch is responsible for installing and maintaining water meters and for programs that improve their efficiency and reduce costs, including water meter replacements, upgrades, reconditioning, and testing. Charges are assessed to owners of newly constructed homes or buildings serviced with municipal water. See current Water Service fees.
Residential Water Meter Packages
Residential Water Meter Packages are intended for plumbers, builders, and homeowners who are building a house/duplex and connecting to the municipal drinking water system.
Residential Water Meter Packages only apply to residential properties requiring a 5/8”x3/4” water meter. For any other type of project (multi-residential and commercial) or information on water meters 25mm and greater, please contact Water Operations at WaterOperations@barrie.ca or 705-792-7920.
How to Obtain a Package & Inspection
Every household within Barrie is equipped with an internal shut-off valve. This belongs to the homeowner, but the City will repair or replace it for a fee. Please contact Water Operations at (705) 792-7920 or WaterOperations@barrie.ca for information and to book an appointment.
This valve enables you to shut off your water supply in the event of doing home plumbing repairs or in the event of an emergency leak. Residents will have either a ball valve or gate valve. Typically the internal shut-off valve is located in the basement or crawl space area. Look for it near your hot water heater, water softener, or furnace.