Fire Hydrant Water Use

Fire Hydrant

We allow tanker trucks, contractors, and other permitted users to use designated fire hydrants as a temporary water supply. Temporary hydrant use permits are issued based on the following types of use:

  • Non transient—Use of a single hydrant to supply water for a construction site.
  • Transient—Use of any designated hydrants to fill tanker trucks.
Transient users must meet our backflow prevention requirements and have a backflow inspection before a permit will be issued. For non transient users, CWS will install the hose and backflow prevention assembly on the hydrant. For more information, refer to our Transient and Non-Transient Hydrant Usage Policy.

To apply for a permit, please complete the Transient Permit Application Form or the Non Transient Permit Application Form included in the policy or call our Cross Connection Control Department at 843-727-7216.

A list of hydrants designated for transient use is available here.
Click here to launch the Transient Hydrant Locator web application. The Transient Hydrant Locator utilizes the most current location and detail information maintained by CWS for each hydrant designated for transient use.
 

Fees For Temporary Hydrant Use


Non Transient Temporary Water Use


Connection
Duration
Fee
3/4"
7 days or less
$200
1.5"
7 days or less
$475
3/4"
7 - 90 days
$475
1.5"
7 - 90 days
$950
3/4"
1 month extension
$200
1.5"
1 month extension
$380

Transient Temporary Water Use


Class
Tank Capacity
(in gallons)
Annual Fee
Class 1
3,000 or more
$2,750
Class 2
2,000 - 2,999
$2,000
 Class 3
1,000 - 1,999
$1,500
Class 4
501 - 999
$1,000
Class 5
500 or less
$750