The purpose of the Fire Hydrant Meter Permit Program is to help the City track the amount of water used during construction. Prior to construction, contractors must obtain a hydrant meter permit. All fees and deposits under the fire hydrant permit shall be paid prior to permit issuance.
The following are some frequently asked questions:
Where do I apply for a Fire Hydrant Meter Permit?
We are located at 1951 South River Road. Our hours are 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Is there anything else needed besides a hydrant meter for construction purposes?
Yes, a backflow device is always needed whenever water is being used/metered from a fire hydrant. You can use your own backflow device, rent the city’s, or use a City of West Sacramento permitted water truck.
If my truck has a 2-inch air gap, do I still need a backflow device?
No, but you will need an Air Gap permit.
How much does it cost for an Air Gap permit for a water truck?
$50.00, and it is valid for one year.
Will I be required to pay a deposit if I’m working on a City project?
Yes. However, you will only be required to pay a refundable deposit. All rental and water use fees will be charged to the project, as long as you can provide a valid work order number which is issued by the engineering division.
Fire Hydrant Permit Conditions
Please contact us at (916) 617-4850 to confirm your estimated costs.