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


The hydrant meter fee is $845. The breakdown of the fee is as follows:

  • Deposit - $650
  • Meter installation - $170
  • Account setup fee - $25

Things to know

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
  • 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 $620 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

How to apply

  1. Download the Temporary Hydrant Meter Service Application
  2. Select your end date
  3. Email the completed application to Water Resources

Meter removal

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

If the date changes, the applicant must email the Water Resources department the following information:

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

Get help

Email: waterdept@hcfl.gov
Phone: (813) 307-1000

Last Modified: 1/28/2024, 6:18:58 PM

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