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Fire Hydrant Program for Temporary Service
Every day businesses such as street cleaners, pressure washers, and those working on construction projects need to use water from a fire hydrant. The backflow prevention program issues permits for these customers to obtain water for non-drinking use from a public fire hydrant safely and legally.  We offer two types of permits:

Specific Hydrant Permit Brochure
Charlotte Water (CLTWater) will provide temporary water service by means of a public fire hydrant to customers who qualify for this service at locations within utilities service area. CLTWater offers a 2 ½-inch NST fire hose.

For pricing information, click here.

Process Change update.

Vehicle Mounted Permit
This permit allows for businesses to use water from public fire hydrants at various locations daily.

For more information please call 311 or 704-336-7600 during regular business hours or email us.

Tanker Truck Program handout (pdf)

Backflow prevention on a fire hydrant
To view the cost for all special services, visit our Rates and Fees page.