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Fire Hydrant Meter Program

The Fire Hydrant Meter (or Construction Meter) Program mainly applies to contractors, as they use the vast majority of the fire hydrant meters in use in San Diego.

The Public Utilities Department installs, locks on and relocates fire hydrant meters. Meters are read by Public Utilities Department staff on a monthly basis for billing purposes.

The fee schedule for the program is:

Equipment deposit:
2-inch meter: $936.00
Estimates provided for larger meters.

Initial installation or removal:
2-inch meters: $62.00
Estimates provided for larger meters.

Relocation of meter:
2-inch meters: $93.00
Estimates provided for larger meters.

Monthly base fee:
2-inch meter: $75.44
Larger meters will be charged the same rate as comparable permanent meters

For more information about the Fire Hydrant Meter Program, please contact 619-515-3500.

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