Hydrant Use

What Is It?

A Hydrant Use Permit is issued for short-term water for construction, demolition, landscape, and other special water uses. For commercial use, applicants must have a City of Redmond business license to obtain a permit. The permit must be displayed in truck(s) or on job site at all times.

What Is My Hydrant Use Type? A, B or C

  • Type "A" permits allow a one-inch or smaller connection to the hydrant for short-term construction, demolition or landscape activities. Meters are not issued with type "A" permits. Type "A" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee and a flat daily fee, based on rates outlined in the fee schedule linked below. Applicants must make use of their own backflow prevention device and submit approved testing results of their device.
  • Type "B" permits allow a valve connection to the hydrant to fill water trucks or tanks. This water may be used for construction, street or parking lot cleaning, landscape spraying or other similar uses. Type "B" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee and a flat daily fee, based on the rates outlined in the fee schedule linked below. NOTE: All trucks and tanks must be inspected and have an air gap at the filling point or must meet backflow prevention requirements before permits are valid.
  • Type "C" permits allow a metered connection to the hydrant. Type "C" permits are for use with hose or piping larger than one inch and/or any other uses not classified as type "A" or "B". Type C Fire Hydrant Meter Assembly Example.  After the paperwork is completed for the type "C" permit, the hydrant meter must be picked up from the City's Maintenance Operations Center. Applicants must make use of their own backflow prevention device and submit approved testing results of their device. Type "C" permits are billed a monthly administrative fee, a flat daily fee, and a commodity charge based on water usage reported, according to the rates outlined in the fee schedule linked below. The permit holder is required to report a monthly meter reading to the Development Services Center for invoicing purposes. NOTE: Type "C" permits are contingent on meter availability.

How much does it cost?

Deposits shall be required for all Hydrant Use Permits. Hydrant Use Permit charges include daily and monthly fees and commodity charges when metered in accordance with fee schedule linked below, based on Service Area:
 
REDMOND SERVICE AREA: Roughly, the area east of 132nd Avenue NE, south of NE 124th Street, west of 196th Avenue NE, north of NE 20th Street, and specifically excluding Marymoor Park and Lake Sammamish.

NOVELTY HILL SERVICE AREA: The Novelty Hill Service Area is that area east of 196th Avenue NE, south of Novelty Hill Road and east of 212th Avenue NE, north of Novelty Hill Road.

The monthly and daily water charges will begin upon approved application until such time as written notification is received cancelling this permit. Due care must be exercised in operating the hydrant; permit holder will be responsible for any damage occurring to the hydrant or any other equipment connected therewith.

Check or Cash Only, we cannot take credit cards for deposits.

How long does it take?

Once your application is completed, bring it to the Development Services Center with a check or cash for your deposit. Your permit will be approved and issued pending any inspections needed by our Maintenance Operations Center.   

What If I do not have a backflow device, where can I get one?

 

Go to: 2014 Backflow Rental Devices

How do I get started?

Complete your application, bring it to the City of Redmond, Development Services Center on the 2nd floor with a check or cash for your deposit. Your permit will be approved and issued pending any inspections needed by our Maintenance Operations Center. 

How do I get my truck inspected? (For Type “B” Only)

Appointments are required to arrange the inspection of the water containment vessel (water truck, street sweeper, or other container-type vessel). To schedule an appointment please call the Maintenance and Operations Center at 425-556-2800.

City of Redmond, Maintenance and Operations Center Address:
18080 NE 76th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
425-556-2800  

How do I pick up my hydrant meter? (For Type “C” Metered)

Appointments are required to pick up your hydrant meter. To schedule an appointment please call the Maintenance and Operations Center at 425-556-2800.

Example of Type C Fire Hydrant Meter Assembly.

Redmond Maintenance and Operations Center Address:
18080 NE 76th Street
Redmond, WA 98052  
425-556-2800

Meter readings for Type “C” hydrant permits (consumption readings)

To ensure accurate billing for this permit type, the applicant MUST provide meter readings on a monthly basis. Please fax or email the reading (all 7 digits), no later than the 5th day of each month. Email: bwise@redmond.gov, 425-556-2760.                

How do I cancel my hydrant permit?

It is your responsibility to provide written notification of cancellation via email, including the date the meter was returned to the Maintenance and Operations Center and the final meter reading. Email: bwise@redmond.gov, 425-556-2760.  

Where do I return the type “C” hydrant meter?

Return the meter back to the City of Redmond, Maintenance and Operations Center located at:
18080 NE 76th Street
Redmond, WA 98052  
425-556-2800

When do I get my deposit back?

Only after the permit is canceled in writing and your last invoice has been paid in full.