Miami Dade County allows for the Water and Sewer Department to require connection to available lines at the front, so long as it is done at no cost to the owner. Our Public Works Department sees value in adopting a similar code as new sections of the right-of-way are rehabilitated with new, upgraded infrastructure.
The relevant section of the County Code is excepted below. Please reference attachments for the full section of the code.
Where a premises is abutted by two water mains, either one of which the premises can validly be connected to in compliance with the Florida Building Code and the Miami-Dade County Public Works Manual, and the premises is currently connected to the water main located in the rear of the premises, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department may require such premises to connect to a water main owned by the Department which abuts the front of the property and to which such premises may validly be connected, at no cost to the property owner. The Department shall be responsible for all costs of disconnection of the water main abutting the rear of the premises and connection to the water main abutting the front of the premises. An owner of a premises who has previously paid a water connection fee to the Department shall not be required to pay an additional water connection fee if the premises was connected to a different water main pursuant to this Section.