The City of Ames has a Reference Guide for Obtaining Permits and Utility Services for New Construction. This guide book includes how-to information on the following topics for new construction.
Temporary and Permanent Electric Meters
Electric Service Location and Sizing
Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Permits and Inspections
Street and Right-of-Way Permits
Driveway and Sidewalk Forms and Subgrade Inspection
Water Main Tapping
Application for Utility Service
Account Billing and Information
Construction and Permanent Water Meters
Backflow Prevention - Containment
Application for Hydrant Meter
Application for Using Water without a Meter
The guide book also includes water meter installation diagrams and quick reference utility telephone numbers.
If answers to questions are not found in the guide book, refer to the City office phone numbers referenced on page 1 of the guide.
Last Updated: December 23, 2016