Hydrant meters

  Important change due to shelter-in-place orders:

During the Shelter-In-Place order, hydrant meter services for temporary construction are now by appointment only at EBMUD's Adeline Maintenance Center, 1100 21st Street in Oakland. 

We will only provide Hydrant Meters for projects immediately necessary for the maintenance, operations, or repair of essential infrastructure.

If you believe your project is allowed under the revised order as an “essential business”, please provide written documentation from the local County Health Official explicitly identifying your project as an essential business requiring construction. Please call to schedule an appointment. 

For information on program qualifications and cost, please download the Hydrant Meter Application below or call 866-403-2683.

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Hydrant Meter Application PDF <1 MB

Hydrant Meter Account Charges

Below is a summary of Hydrant Meter Account Charges.

Deposit (Due at the time of pick up; deposits are held for the duration of the account) $900
(3-inch meter)
Account Establishment Fee (Annual fee on all hydrant meter accounts)

$118 (non-refundable)

Two-Month Billing $440.82
(Bi-monthly Service Charge)
Flow Charge (All use)

(per hundred
cubic feet)

Hydrant Meter Site Visit Charge (Charge for a Field Service Representative to conduct a hydrant meter site visit to perform special services) $235
Hydrant Spanner Wrench Not Returned* $50
One-inch Adapter Damaged or Not Returned* $75

*Spanner and adapter charges are subject to change without notice; charges are based on actual costs.

When a hydrant meter is returned, the meter is forwarded to EBMUD's Meter Shop to check for damages. The Meter Shop also checks for internal damages, particularly to the backflow device. Additional charges will be assessed for any such damages and will be charged to the account.