General Information

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.

Information Required

In addition to completing the financial arrangements, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  1. Exact location of the fire hydrant you plan to use. (Address or cross street names and on which side of the street.)
  2. Desired meter installation and removal date
  3. Purpose for which the water will be used
  4. Name, telephone number, and email address of a project contact person
  5. If you are representing a company:
    1. Letter of Authorization
    2. Corporate telephone number
    3. Corporate ID number
    4. Federal Tax ID number

How to Place Your Order

By Phone  
Ordering New Water Services (213) 367-2130
General Information (213) 367-1182
Fax (213) 367-1307
Static Water Pressure Information (213) 367-0973

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.*

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*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.