Temporary Hydrant Use

New Customers


Customers interested in utilizing fire hydrants on Citizens distribution system may obtain temporary hydrant meters. In order to obtain these meters, the customer must enter into a contract. To acquire a Hydrant Meter, please call (317) 927-4328.

Under this contract, customers may be required to do the following:

  • Pay a deposit, an initial administrative charge and a monthly water volume charge.
  • Assume responsibility for the safekeeping and proper protection of the meter, fitting, and fire hydrant.
  • Agree to comply with Citizens Energy Group Rules, which are filed with and approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).
  • Restrict use of the meter to those who have not completed the Temporary Hydrant Meter Training.
  • Return the meter to Citizens for inspection and exchange each year.
  • Report meter readings to Citizens on a monthly basis using a Hydrant Meter Reading Log.
  • Only access hydrants designated for use in the Blue Cap Hydrant Program.

Existing Customers


Customers who have been issued a hydrant meter must report meter readings to Citizens on or before the 5th day of each month. If a customer does not provide meter readings by the due date, usage may be estimated and billed per the present rate schedule. In accordance with the present rate schedule, a $25.00 per month non-reporting fee will be assessed after the second month that the meter readings are not submitted on time.

Submit Hydrant Meter Readings

If you have any questions regarding the contract for a temporary hydrant meter or the reporting of meter readings, please call (317) 927-4328.