Hydrant Meter

Hydrant Meter Application

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Notice to Applicants 

The "Applicant", the company or individual to whom temporary hydrant use will be granted, is required to read these Terms and Conditions carefully to assure full compliance with the City of Chelsea Department of Public Works policies. Temporary access to a hydrant is conditioned on your acceptance of, and compliance with these Terms. 


The City of Chelsea Department of Public Works and Chelsea Water & Sewer will in no way be held liable for any loss or damage to the public water system, hydrant, or equipment provided for metering and backflow prevention. After initial inspection and testing of the water meter and reduced pressure backflow preventer setup, the Applicant shall be solely responsible for any and all theft, loss or damage to this equipment. 

Application Process

The Hydrant Meter Application can be obtained through the Department of Public Works or on the City of Chelsea website. Public Works is the only entity in the City that can issue the right for hydrant meters to be connected to Chelsea's public water system. The application requires a non-refundable fee of $1,000.00 payable upon submission of the application. 

In addition, the Applicant must purchase a City of Chelsea approved hydrant meter set­up at the sole cost of the Applicant. The specifications for the approved hydrant meter set-up will be provided with the application. The Applicant can purchase this set-up from any vendor. The Applicant must provide a billing address where the City of Chelsea will send monthly water usage invoices. The City of Chelsea will invoice for the usage according to our water rates published annually on our website. Failure to pay water usage fees within 60 days of assessment shall result in revocation of this Temporary Hydrant Use Permit.

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