Hydrant Water Meters



Refundable Deposit: $1,200

  1. This fee is fully refundable if the meter is returned undamaged.
  2. If meter is damaged and can be repaired, cost of repair will be subtracted from the deposit.
  3. If damage cannot be repaired, the deposit is forfeited.


Connection Fee: $100

  1. This is a one-time fee for a City of Ward employee to connect the meter, take an initial reading and ensure there is no pre-existing damage to the unit.


Rent Fee: $5.00 per day not counting the day of rental


Water Rate: $7.11 per 1,000 gallons


Hydrant Meter Reading:

  1. The customer is responsible for reading their meter and turning in the reading to the Ward Water Office no later than the close of business on the 15th of the month by sending a picture of the meter via text or email.
  2. The customer will also confirm the location of the meter when reporting reading.
  3. Failure to report the reading and location by the close of business on the 15th of each month, will result in a $100 late penalty.
  4. Hydrant Meter accounts not paid in full to include the rent fee, water usage and late fee (if applicable) by the close of business on the 25th of each month will result in the meter being pulled.


Final Bill:

  1. Upon returning the Hydrant Meter, a final reading shall be recorded and the customer shall be charged for the water usage and rental fees not already paid.
  2. If the Hydrant Meter is not damaged, the deposit will be returned within five (5) business days.