Hydrant Use Policy
The Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) strictly
enforces that no one except LCWSD personnel, the local fire departments, authorized
representatives of companies authorized by the LCWSD, and customers authorized
within the following procedures and requirements are approved to use a fire hydrant
within the LCWSD’s service area. This Policy was created as a result of the LCWSD’s
Vulnerability Assessment which was completed in March 2003 so as to only allow
limited use of hydrants by authorized individuals. This Policy decreases the chances of
the LCWSD’s potable drinking water supply being compromised.
In the event that a customer requests the use of a hydrant to obtain water to fill
tanker trucks or for any other purpose, the individual or company’s representative
requesting service must either:
1. Come to the LCWSD’s Warehouse facility at 1403 Kershaw Camden Highway during
normal business hours to obtain water by using the available metered hydrant
assembly located on LCWSD grounds.
Note: There are no Connection Fee Charges or Deposit Fees for hydrant use at the
LCWSD office. Only the amount of water dispensed will be billed monthly
in this situation. No deposit or other fees are needed.
2. Go to LCWSD’s website www.lcwasd.org to find the Hydrant Use Policy and the
Application for Temporary Use of Water from Fire Hydrant. Print the Application,
complete the Application, and fax the Application to 803-285-9574. Or,
Come to the LCWSD office during normal business hours (8AM to 5PM Monday
through Friday excluding Holidays) to complete the following requirements in
order to have a hydrant meter assembly placed for their use within the LCWSD’s
service area. There is a 24 hour notice required in advance before LCWSD personnel
connects a fire hydrant meter assembly to a hydrant for use.
a) Complete the appropriate hydrant use application which may be obtained from
the LCWSD office or from our website www.lcwasd.org (See attached
b) Pay all required fees, charges, and deposits (debit/credit cards are accepted
with applicable service fees) (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or
Visa only) (See attached application). All fees, charges, and deposits must be
paid in full before hydrant meter will be set.
c) After 24 hours notice, LCWSD personnel will connect the LCWSD owned
hydrant meter assembly on a hydrant of the LCWSD’s choosing. The LCWSD
shall have the sole right to determine hydrant locations within the LCWSD’s
service area which will accommodate the customer. In most instances, hydrant
meter assemblies shall be located at an assessable location for minimal