Hyrdant Meter Application

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This application covers the procedure to provide a temporary source of water by means of a public fire hydrant to Evansville Water and Sewer Utility customers at various, pre-determined locations throughout the City of Evansville. Temporary fire hydrant meters shall be issued only to companies for the purposes of construction sites, swimming pools, street washing, sewer flushing etc., to provide a NON-POTABLE source of water. Potable water service requires permanent installation and temporary fire hydrant meters will not be issued to residential customers.

If applying for a hydrant meter, then please fill out the following application and a customer service representative will be in contact with you to collect a deposit and schedule pick up of the meter. Deposit details are listed in the initial application and can be collected in person or via phone Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Once all applicable fees have been remitted, the meter can be picked up from the Meter Department located at 1931 Allen Lane by a licensed plumber.  Please also note-hydrant meters will be issued after an application and deposit are received .

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Company Information

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Deposits

Please note that currently, a 1-inch meter & smaller requires a $500 deposit and 2-inch meter & larger requires a 1,000 deposit.
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Aknowledgment of Hydrant Meter Policies

You agree to assume responsibility for damage or loss of the fire hydrant meter. If the meter is lost or damaged beyond repair, the deposit will be forfeited, and a new deposit will need to be made in order to obtain another meter. Whereas, you agree to assume responsibility for any public fire hydrant used under these provisions and/or for damage to the connecting water system caused by improper use of the fire hydrant. You also agree to assume liability for personal/personnel safety when operating and/or using hydrant device attached to a public fire hydrant. Whereas, you acknowledge that EWSU reserves the right to inspect and test any fire hydrant meter at its discretion. You also acknowledge that EWSU reserves the right to limit the use of specific fire hydrants. Fire Hydrant Meter must be read each month between the 1st and 15th, and readings can be provided online. In addition to readings the meter must be delivered in July to be read in the Meter Office located at 1931 Allen Ln. From August -December a picture of the meter face and lid with meter number must be sent to data processing by completing submission of reads online Further instructions will be provided at the time of initial set up that you must abide by in order to be in compliance with the provisions and sections of EWSU policy of the Water & Sewer Manual sections 2.2.5-2.2.5.5. In the event that the meter is not read, the Fire Hydrant Meter will be retained and an incremental fee: 1st occurrence in calendar year - 10% of deposit amount. 2nd occurrence in calendar year - 25% of the deposit amount. 3rd occurrence in calendar year - 50% of deposit amount. Anyone caught using a fire hydrant without authorization is subject to a fee of $500 + actual cost of repairs to the fire hydrant due to improper use. This is assessed due to the unknown amount of water used during the time of unauthorized usage, as well as administrative costs involved with prosecuting the unauthorized usage. Failure to comply with the provisions of this application, any provisions provided by Customer service at the time of installation, or if there has been any false statements or misrepresentations as to the condition or activity listed on the application may result in revocation or suspension of application and any Customer who is in violation of any part of this permitting process may be issued a civil penalty.
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