Q: What is the procedure for installing a water meter?
A: Your licensed plumber or you, as a Pittsfield home owner, can apply online on the City Web Page's Engineering Department for a water meter installation permit, which is free of charge. As soon as the sensus water meter is installed, your plumber will contact the Engineering Division at 413-499-9327, to request the required inspection, which is also free of charge. Someone must be home for this inspection which insures that the meter is working properly and emitting the electric pulse that reads your water usage. Upon this inspection, the Inspector will have your water billing account changed to a "metered" acount at the Department of Public Utilities.
Q: What are the requirements for a contractor to do work within the City of Pittsfield?
A: The contractor shall provide the City of Pittsfield Engineering Division with a signed contract by the company owner/president, a certificate of insurance, and a performance and licensing bond in the amount of $5,000.00.
Q: Where do I find a copy of my property boundaries?
A: You have two options. The first is to go to the City Web page and view your property plot plan under Property Maps. You will need to only enter your house number and street, and press Search. The other is to visit the Engineering Department at 100 North Street, and request any of the maps for a minimal fee.