Who is Responsible for What

Newton WaterWorks owns and maintains all distribution & transmission mains, and the metering equipment.

Newton WaterWorks makes all taps onto the distribution main for new services.

The property owner is responsible for the installation & maintenance of the underground service line -beginning at the connection to the water distribution main.  

The curb valve (aka shut off valve) that is on the outside private service line.  The service line into the building including any inside shutoff valves and all plumbing beyond the meter.

The property owner is also responsible for protecting the metering equipment from damage & freezing.

A drawing showing what Newton waterworks owns and maintains in regards to water service.