Hydrant Meter Rentals

Note:  Requests for hydrant rentals should be submitted at least 3 business days in advance to cfs@waterandsewer.org.

The use of any Springfield Water Commission hydrant without prior approval from the Commission and without use of a hydrant meter rented from the Commission is unlawful and prohibited. Any Contractor that wishes to use water from a hydrant for construction purposes must complete a Hydrant Meter Rental Application. The application form can be filled out in person at:

Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
Operations Center 71 Colton Street
Springfield, MA 01109

Hydrant meter rentals require at least three business days of advanced notice. Fees for hydrant meter rentals are as follows:

Hydrant Meter Rental Charges

5/8-inch with Garden House
Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Deposit (refundable) $500
One Month Rental* $300
Consumption** $7.91 per 100 cubic feet


3-inch with 2-inch Fire House
Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Deposit (refundable) $1,500
One Month Rental* $600
Consumption** $7.91 per 100 cubic feet


*Springfield Water and Sewer Commission requires up-front payment for a minimum 1-month rental. For meters used less than 15 days, a daily rate of $20 per day for a 5/8-inch meter and $40 per day for a 3-inch meter will be charged and the Commission will refund the difference upon return of the meter. For rentals longer than 30 days an additional one month’s rental will be required for each such period until the meter is returned.

**The consumption charge is payable upon return of meter or after each 30 days of rental.

Payment of the application fee, deposit, and one-month rental ($850 for 5/8-inch; $2,150 for 3-inch) is required at the time of rental. Payment shall be by check only—no credit cards are accepted.

If you have any questions regarding hydrant meter rentals, please contact Larry Griffin at 413-310-3501 ext. 224 or by e-mail at Meter@waterandsewer.org.