Water Service Installation
Connecting your Property to the City Water System
If a water service lateral and service box are not already installed to your property, or a meter is not installed in the water service box, you must contact the Parks and Community Development Office.
If a water main is available in the frontage of your property and you are eligible to connect, city utility workers will install the water service lateral from the water main line in the street to your property line and install the water service box and meter in the sidewalk or right-of-way frontage. It is then the property owner's responsibility to have a licensed plumber connect the dwelling or building on the lot to the water meter. You will also need a plumber to install any required backflow device and customer shut off valve.
Properties Eligible to Connect to the City Water System
Within the City of Grants Pass
Properties located within the Grants Pass City boundary where a water main exists in the street along the frontage of the property are generally eligible to connect upon payment of all connection charges. If no water mainline exists in your street frontage and your property is within 100 feet of the mainline, you may be eligible to connect if you choose to extend the mainline from its terminus along the full frontage of your property. Check our Interactive GIS Water System Map to locate water mains.
Within the Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary
Properties located within the Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary where a water main exists in the street along the frontage of the property are generally eligible to connect upon payment of all connection charges and signature of a Service and Annexation Agreement (PDF). See the Service and Annexation Agreements page for answers to frequently asked questions.
Water Service Installation & Connection Fees
Water service installation and connection charges are made up of several components depending on the location of the property: