Hydrant Meters for Temporary Construction


A temporary meter may be installed on a county-accepted fire hydrant for temporary use.

How to apply

To apply for a hydrant meter, complete the Temporary Hydrant Meter Service Application, select your end date and email the Public Utilities Department.

Prior to applying, please note the following:

  • You must locate the fire hydrant closest to your project/site that, when in use, will not impede the flow of traffic (e.g., hoses/pipe connections cannot cross a road)
  • You must have the badge number information from the desired hydrant
    • The information is found on a metal hydrant badge (Example: I-002049)
    • If no badge, provide location (Example:Northwest corner of Big Bend & US Hwy 41)
  • You must submit a discontinue date with your application
  • Once installed, hydrant meters can't be moved
  • The applicant must submit a re-location request to the Public Utilities department
    • Include the new badge number, location, and end date for use
    • The account will be charged $75 for each relocation request
  • If extension of use is needed the applicant must email their request 10-business days prior to the “end date” on the application to avoid delays and additional fees
    • If the meter is missing, the applicant is responsible for a $500 missing meter fee plus estimated use from the last read
    • All charge must be paid before the utility will complete a new or relocation request
  • Service availability staff will contact you to obtain payment for your hydrant meter request
    • Refer to application
  • You will receive a monthly bill for potable water use at each hydrant location


The hydrant meter fee is $725. The breakdown of the fee is as follows:

Deposit $650
Meter installation $50
Account setup fee $25

We also charge an additional fee of $75 for each relocation request

Meter removal

Your meter will be removed based on the information on your application.

If the date changes, the applicant must email the Public Utilities department the following information:

  • Subject: Hydrant meter removal - Address of current hydrant meter
  • Account number - may be found on your utility bill
  • Daytime contact name and telephone number