Since 2006 the Village uses a remote, automatic-read water meter developed by Sensus. Meters have a life span of about 15-20 years and then should be replaced.
Most Riverside residences only require a 5/8-inch meter, and typically residences do not require a meter larger than 3/4-inch.
1 1/2 Inch
Size & Pressure
It is important to note a larger meter does not equate to increased water pressure; in fact installing a larger meter may actually result in a drop of pressure. The significant factor in determining the proper meter size is the number of fixtures in the building. By reading the Illinois Plumbing Code page you can get a better idea of the meter size your residence or building requires.
Any building requiring a meter larger than 3/4-inch will need to be inspected by the Department of Public Works to verify the number of fixtures in the building.