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Temporary Hydrant Meters

The Temporary Hydrant Meter Program is designed for use by commercial services such as construction companies, swimming pool fill tanker trucks, and other industrial uses where water supply is needed at locations that do not have another type of water connection. The program is not intended as a potable water source or replacement for permanent water service. Companies that enroll in the programs MUST sign a contract to only use the authorized fire hydrants (Blue Hydrants in Marion County and Green Hydrants in Westfield) for the authorized purpose in the contract.

Customers interested in utilizing authorized 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 Temporary Hydrant Meter, please call (317) 927-4328.

New Customers

New customers to the temporary hydrant meter program, please be prepared to provide the following during your phone call:

  • Your name or business name
  • Federal EIN #
  • Valid mailing address (will not accept a PO Box)
  • Valid phone number
  • Reason for obtaining a Temporary Hydrant Meter
  • Name of person picking up the meter
  • Estimated date for pick-up
  • Email address

Overview of the Contract

Under this contract, customers are required to do the following:

  • Be charged 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 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 Citizens Authorized Blue and Green Hydrant Program.

Authorized Temporary Hydrant Meter Locations

Map - Citizens Authorized Blue & Green Hydrant Locations

CEG (Marion and Surrounding Counties) - Blue Hydrant Program

Adobe PDF Citizens Blue Hydrant Locations (list with addresses)

Westfield - Green Hydrant Program

Adobe PDF Westfield Green Hydrant Locations (map and list with addresses)

Meter Reading Reporting Requirements

Customers who have been issued a temporary 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.

Adobe PDF Water Appendices for Marion County

Adobe PDF Water Appendices for Westfield

Temporary Hydrant Meters Instructions

Temporary Hydrant Instructions

Adobe PDF Hydrant Meter Reading Self-report Instruction

Adobe PDF Temporary Hydrant Meter Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What will I need when I arrive to pick up my temporary hydrant meter?
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What if I would like to use a fire hydrant that is not listed as an Authorized Hydrant?