Complete the application below to connect a property to the City of Kalamazoo's water system. This is for new 1.25 inch connections only- situations like newly constructed homes, connecting a building that is currently using a well, or installing sprinklers. To complete this application you must be the responsible payee, the bill payee's spouse or legally authorized agent, or an administrator of the estate. You will also need a valid driver's license or state ID.
If you need to install a water service that is 2 inches or larger, add hydrants, or extend water main, please see Contribution in Aid projects.
The cost for a full 1.25 inch water service installation is $6,000. If there is an existing curb valve at the property and only a partial installation is needed, the cost is $3,000. If you are not sure what will be needed, please call 311 or (269) 337-8000 so we can check for you. All installations are assumed to be full unless you have called to verify only a partial installation is needed. This fee does not include the cost of any local assessments that may be required for work outside the city limits.
If there is no basement, an outside meter box (called a ford box) will be installed. If there is a basement, the meter may be installed inside. Water service will not be turned on until the line has been installed by the City of Kalamazoo and the water meter has been set. A refundable deposit of $60 may be required when service is turned on.
Water service installation includes the connection from the water main under the street to the meter setting. There may be additional costs for private plumbing to the City's meter where a meter pit is required or interior plumbing needs to be modified. The certified plumber who installs the service will be responsible for repairs for the first two years after installation. The City of Kalamazoo will maintain the line up to and including the meter after the first two years.