Metered water service can be temporarily provided from a fire hydrant in the vicinity of your project. Construction projects and other activities that need water service for a limited time period can benefit from this service.
Cost and Scheduling
The charge for installation, removal, and 30 days of meter rental is $632.00. After the initial 30 days of use, meter rental will be charged at the rate of $100.00 per month (or fraction). These costs are effective through June 30, 2022. Please be prepared to pay a refundable deposit of up to $300, if you are not an approved credit customer. After installation you will be billed for the water consumption you used. You will be billed until the service is removed. A removal date will be requested at the time the service is ordered.
Please allow two (2) to three (3) working days for processing of the order and installation of the temporary meter.
In addition to completing the financial arrangements, you will be asked to provide the following information:
Exact location of the fire hydrant you plan to use. (Address or cross street names and on which side of the street.)
Desired meter installation and removal date
Purpose for which the water will be used
Name, telephone number, and email address of a project contact person
If you are representing a company:
Letter of Authorization
Corporate telephone number
Corporate ID number
Federal Tax ID number
How to Place Your Order
Ordering New Water Services
Static Water Pressure Information
By Mail or In Person Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Water Distribution Engineering Section 111 North Hope Street, Room 1425 Los Angeles, California 90012-2607
Business Hours Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
We accept Master Card® and VISA® for temporary water meter relocations and rental extensions.*
*We accept credit card payment for initial temporary water service installations. Payment Arrangements for new temporary service installation are made at any one of our Customer Service Centers.