Domestic Water Service (Larger than 3-inch)


1.     Completed Application Form

2.     A copy of your plumbing plans approved by Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) - Building and Safety

·         LBDS address: 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 4th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802, Phone (562) 570-6651

·         Note that your approved plans must show a backflow prevention device approved by LBWD’s Engineering Development Service Counter. Please contact Ms. Rachel Davis at (562) 570-2393 for backflow prevention requirements and to schedule an appointment for an over-the-counter review

3.     For schools, colleges, and universities, submit a copy of your fire sprinkler plans approved by the  Division of State Architect


1.     For applicable fees, see LBWD Rules & Regulations (Appendix A on Pages 77-78). The installation fixed fee is based on the size of the meter being requested. Prepare a check for the required amount made payable to Long Beach Water Department


1.     The typical processing and installation time for your service is approximately 8-10 weeks

2.     LBWD will prepare a design drawing for the proposed service installation based on the approved plumbing plans. Prior to design drawing approval, a preconstruction meeting between you and LBWD will be scheduled. You will be required to sign off on the location of your meter at the pre-construction meeting

3.     Your new water meter will be locked and kept off after installation until after a backflow prevention device inspection by LBWD’s Meter Shop is completed. Please schedule the inspection by calling LBWD’s Operations Service Center at (562) 570-2389 or 570-2390. Please allow at least 5 days for scheduling.

For any questions related to this domestic service installation request, please contact us at:

Call: (562) 570-2419