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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) must approve and issue a hydrant permit before you can temporarily use a hydrant for a project site or to fill a tanker truck.
Before you can use a hydrant, you must:
There are 2 types of hydrant permits:
The permit option you select will determine the permit requirements. For more information, refer to WTR-460.1 - Use of Hydrants by Others (Directors Rule).
Complete a hydrant permit application (docx).
Once you submit your application, we will perform a review. If approved, we will issue an invoice based on the estimated costs below.
If using an SPU-issued hydrant or more than 10 CCFs a day
If using a private hydrant assembly and less than 10 CCF’s a day
A hydrant permit will be issued 48 hours after your hydrant permit application and payment is received.
Hydrant meters are typically scheduled for delivery within 5-7 business days of receiving your application and payment. Hydrant meters are delivered Tuesday through Friday.
Your hydrant permit is effective until the expiration date on the permit.
We issue permits for no more than 6 months. Using hydrants after the permit expires is illegal and subject to a fine.
We may cancel your hydrant permit if you don't follow hydrant requirements. You must pay for any damages caused by non-compliance, such as: