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Water Distribution

Water Distribution provides services for our Campus water, irrigation, sewer, and storm systems, which include:

  • Clean and maintain Campus sewers and storm drain systems at buildings

  • Install and maintain water metering devices

  • Manage and maintain campus water distribution systems

  • Test fire hydrants and backflow devices


Connections to a UC Merced fire hydrant require a completed permit, backflow, and meter. Please contact FM Help at 209-228-2986 for information on how to get this service. Temporary Water Service Permit


The City of Merced’s Water System Division provides potable water for the campus.