Page ContentMeter and Tap Installation The process for Water Meter and Tap Installation Request is as follows: Pay the water service connection fees and obtain a receipt number needed for this form. If you have not done this, please call (757) 385-4171. Obtain a plumbing permit and a permit number needed for this form. If you have not done this, please call (757) 385-4211. Drive a stake into the ground with a blue marker on the stake to indicate the location of the tap and meter. This stake must be placed in the City right-of-way in the front of the residence.