Upon application and payment of applicable fees and deposits, the use of fire hydrants and meters may be granted by the Service Department. The following outlines the procedures to be followed to be granted permission to use fire hydrants for non-potable water need:

  1. A written application for a permit is available at the Service Center or by clicking here.
  2. Upon receipt of the application by the Service Department, the information will be reviewed for completeness along with past working experience with the applicant.   If found acceptable, the fees and deposits identified on the permit are to be paid and deposited with the City.
  3. The Service Department will send notice to Utility Billing, the Engineering Department, and the Fire Division about the use of the identified hydrant.
  4. Once the meter is issued, it is the responsibility of the applicant to determine whether the meter is functioning properly. Failure to do so will result in a flat fee of $22.50 per day while the meter is in the applicant’s possession.
  5. The applicant shall abide by the rules stated on the permit or all privileges may be revoked and any future request for a hydrant use permit may be denied.
  6. Following the return of the meter, the Service Department will make a request for the return of any deposits. It typically takes 3 to 10 days for processing. Additionally, the other divisions/departments will be notified the hydrant is back in full service.
  7. Refund checks will be forwarded to the company address provided unless other arrangements are made with the Finance Department.
  8. The meter will be read for usage and a bill will be mailed to the applicants company.
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