City of High Point, North Carolina
Public Services Department
APPLICATION FOR FIRE HYDRANT METER
City of High Point, NC Application for Fire Hydrant Meter Page 2 of 2
Customer Requirements and Conditions for Withdrawing Water Using a Hydrant Meter Assembly
The Customer agrees to the following conditions:
Use of water withdrawn from fire hydrants will be used only for the specific purposes stated on this application and only at the
locations described on this application.
If water is transported in a tank mounted to a vehicle, only the vehicles specifically named in this application will be used. On public
highways, applicable laws and regulations will be followed at all times.
The following instructions will be followed at all times when using an authorized fire hydrant:
o Remove one of the two smaller caps from the hydrant slowly, turning in a counterclockwise direction.
o Lay hydrant meter assembly on the ground flat, next to hydrant; avoid dirt or other material getting inside assembly piping or equipment.
o Connect one end of fire hose to hydrant threads where cap was removed, and other end of hose to the front end of the hydrant meter
o Attach hose or pipe to the back end of the Assembly and connect the other end to the tanker truck or to the pipe that will convey water to
the point of use.
o Check to make sure the hand valve on the hydrant meter assembly is closed.
o Use only a City-furnished hydrant wrench on the five-sided operating nut on top of the hydrant. Slowly open fire hydrant by two
counterclockwise revolutions of wrench (not faster than one revolution per five seconds). Check all hoses and assembly for leaks.
o Continue to open hydrant by turning wrench slowly until the hydrant valve is fully open. DO NOT STAND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF WHERE
HOSE IS CONNECTED TO HYDRANT.
o Open the hand valve on the hydrant meter assembly to control the rate of water flow to the tanker truck or end use. Throttle the flow using
the hand valve and turn the hand valve off when water is not in use. DO NOT USE THE HYDRANT VALVE TO THROTTLE OR CONTROL FLOW.
Leave the hydrant valve completely open until ready to disassemble the hydrant meter assembly from the fire hydrant.
o To begin disassembly of the hydrant meter assembly from the fire hydrant, close the hand valve on the assembly.
o Close hydrant valve using the City-furnished hydrant wrench. Turn wrench slowly clockwise (not faster than one revolution for every five
seconds) until wrench will no longer turn.
o Open hand valve on back end of assembly to relieve any pressure inside assembly.
o Disconnect the hose from the fire hydrant and place the cap back on the fire hydrant.
Only the specific fire hydrants identified on this application will be used. The Hydrant Meter Assembly will not be used for any purpose
other than the conveyance of water from these fire hydrants.
The Hydrant Meter Assembly will not be disassembled, disconnected, repaired, or tampered with in any way at any time. If a leak or
failure of operation occurs, or if the water meter stops operating, the entire Assembly will be promptly returned to the City
All provisions of the City of High Point Fire Hydrant Use Policy will be followed at all times.
The Hydrant Meter Assembly will be used at all times when withdrawing water from City fire hydrants. The meter reading on the
Assembly will be called in to the City of High Point Customer Services Department by the end of the last business day of each month
while the account approved by this application is active, whether or not water has been used during the month.
The Customer is financially responsible to the City for all metered water registered on the Hydrant Meter Assembly as long as the
Assembly is issued to the Customer. The Customer is responsible for protection against all unauthorized use of the Assembly.
The monthly bill issued by the City for this account will be paid on or before the due date, and any penalties or interest due will be
paid for any late payment. Monthly billing, to include the minimum fixed water charge, will be due each month this account is active,
whether or not water is used. City sanitary sewer commodity charges will apply to all metered water use on the Hydrant Meter
Assembly unless noted otherwise on the reverse side of this application by City personnel. If noted otherwise, the exemption from
sanitary sewer commodity charges remains effective only as long as water use is consistent with the purpose represented in this
The City will be permitted to inspect the Hydrant Meter Assembly at any time a reasonable request is made.
During periods of time of drought when water use for specified purposes may be restricted by the City of High Point under water
conservation declarations, this account will not be used for purposes restricted by water conservation requirements.
The Hydrant Meter Assembly will be returned to the City at the time this account is closed. If this account remains open longer than a
year, the Assembly will be returned to the City not later than one year from the date of Application Approval shown on the reverse
side of this application. A new Assembly will be issued if this account remains open during the succeeding year.
The withdrawal of water from fire hydrants will cease immediately if notice is received from the City that this account has been
terminated or closed, and the Assembly will be returned to the City within five business days of receipt of such notice.
The Deposit paid as part of this application will be retained by the City until all Assemblies issued under this account have been
returned to the City and this account is closed. Any final amounts owed under this account may be retained from the Deposit at the
time the account is closed, to include the cost or repair or replacement of the Assembly if the Assembly is damaged or lost.
The Customer Responsibilities defined in the City of High Point Customer Services Policy will be adhered to at all times.