The Fire Hydrant Use Permit (PDF) is issued to companies or individuals who connect to a city fire hydrant to purchase water. Typically, water trucks used on construction sites for dust control will load up with water using a fire hydrant.
A deposit of $1,500.00 must be submitted prior to obtaining the fire hydrant meter. If you do not have a hydrant wrench, one can be obtained for a $100.00 deposit. A non-refundable fee of $91.42 is required prior to permit issue. The deposits will be refunded, less the amount for water used, upon return of the meter in good condition, after an inspection by the city has been completed.
Fire hydrant meters will be used only on hydrants designated by the Water Department. For more information, please contact the the Public Works Department at 209-895-8060.