Application for Water from Hydrant

Fees Associated with Renting a Hydrant Meter

  • Water is charged at double Tier 2 Rate. You can find current rates here. Rates are subject to change periodically and you will be charged whatever the current rate is at the time of monthly billing.
  • Initial deposit amount is $1,200 plus a $50 non-refundable rental fee.
  • Monthly Billing is equal to the cost of actual usage plus a $50 administrative fee.

You will need to sign a contract and agree to comply will all provisions of Resolution Number 03-29 and State of California Department of Public Health regulations. If the meter is lost, stolen, or not returned upon request by City and/or repair costs for damaged meter, you will be responsible for the replacement cost.

City of Cotati Resolution 03-29 requires a deposit prior to the taking of water from City fire hydrants. State law prohibits a direct connection from hydrant to tank truck. A filler pipe with air gap is required.

The City requires submission of the meter read by the 15th of every month in order for the City to generate the billings. If a read is not provided timely and City Staff must be deployed to read the meter than additional charges can be applied to your billing. 

Your deposit (less any damage or replacement costs) will be applied to your last billing after you have returned the hydrant meter.

Application for Water from Hydrant

  1. Have you rented a hydrant meter from the City before?*
  2. Billing Contact Information

    This is the individual who is responsible for submitting the deposit and paying the monthly billing for consumption.

  3. Hydrant Meter Manager

    This person is responsible for providing monthly reads and remaining compliant with the use of the meter at all times.  

  4. Dates must be Monday-Thursday Between 8am-4pm.

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  6. This field is not part of the form submission.