Temporary Water Meter for Construction Information

Fire Hydrant Meter Use

 

NOTICE: TO ALL CONTRACTORS working in the Huntington Beach or Sunset Beach water service area.

ALL WATER USED SHALL BE METERED

Contractor must have a valid Fire Hydrant Use Permit on site.


Fire Hydrant Permit Procedures

(For Questions please contact Rudy Ocampo or Armando DeLaTorre, Utilities Division, at (714) 536-5921)

 

Billing and Penalties

 

Charges:

$70 per month basic charge
$3.9874 per hundred cubic feet (748 gallons)
5% Utility Tax

Meters will be read once per month. Accounts must be paid by the Due Date on the bill or late fees will be assessed.

Past Due Accounts: Meter may be removed if account is delinquent, requiring a $119.00 reset fee. All outstanding fees must be paid prior to meter being reinstalled. A late charge of 1.5% per month will be accrued on the unpaid balance.

Tampering: Meters found in a location other than as set by Division will be charged a penalty of $119, plus labor costs, and removed from the site.

Damages: All damages or losses to hydrant, eddy valve or meter will be billed to the permittee plus a $119 meter reset fee.

PIPE WRENCHES, VICE GRIPS, CHANNEL LOCKS, OR SIMILAR TOOLS SHALL NOT BE USED TO OPERATE HYDRANT STEM VALVES.

Tools Required: A Spanner or hydrant wrench is the only tool acceptable for use on hydrant stem valves.

Removal:  Call Rudy Ocampo or Armando De La Torre, Utilities Division, at (714) 536-5921, if there are any questions regarding fire hydrant meter use and for removal.

Did you know?

The City maintains 124 traffic signals. Report malfunctions to (714) 960-8861(City) or Caltrans (PCH & Beach Blvd) (949) 936-3600. You can also report a malfunction online.


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