Fire Hydrant Permits

The Consolidated Mutual Water Company may issue a permit to use water from a fire hydrant for uses such as construction, dust control, cleaning or special events.

To obtain a permit or for additional information call (303) 238-0451 – ask for Distribution or email: distribution@cmwc.net

(303) 238-0451

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Submit Meter Readings or Load Counts

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Request Fire Hydrant Use Permit

  • NOTE: this form is a REQUEST to secure a Fire Hydrant Use Permit. Submission of this form does not imply approval by The Consolidated Mutual Water Company (Company) to use a Fire Hydrant. You will be contacted by the Company for your $3,000 deposit before an approved permit is signed by the Company and sent to you.

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  • Permits shall be valid until the meter assembly is returned. A copy of this permit shall be kept on-site at all times. Also, permits for filling tank trucks shall be issued for each truck and a copy shall remain in each truck at all times. Employees of The Consolidated Mutual Water Company (Company) are authorized to examine any permit at any time.

    With the issuance of each permit, a water meter assembly with backflow prevention shall be installed by the applicant at an authorized location, with the assistance of Company personnel if necessary. An approved fire hydrant wrench shall be made available with each issue. For each meter assembly issued, the applicant will be required to make a deposit of $3,000 to cover the cost of replacing all equipment issued. No deposit shall be returnable, in whole or in part, until the equipment has been properly inspected and found to be in good condition, the actual volume of water has been determined, and the Company has been paid in full for the water used.

    PERMIT HOLDERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY EXPENSES INCURRED BY THE CONSOLIDATED MUTUAL WATER COMPANY TO REPAIR ANY WATER MAIN BREAKS IN THE AREA IN WHICH THE FIRE HYDRANT PERMIT HAS BEEN ISSUED AND IS BEING USED.

  • PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED WITH NO EXPIRATION DATE FOR EACH AUTHORIZED HYDRANT AND LOCATION. PERMIT HOLDERS ARE REQUIRED TO CALL IN OR EMAIL A METER READING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OFFICE ON OR BEFORE THE MONTHLY READING DUE DATE SPECIFIED ON EACH PERMIT, OR MAKE THE METER AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY FOR READING. FOR PERMITS HELD FOR MORE THAN SIX MONTHS, PERMIT HOLDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE BACKFLOW PREVENTER TESTING WITH OUR BACKFLOW PPREVENTION DEPARTMENT VIA PHONE (303-274-7433) OR EMAIL (BACKFLOW@CMWC.NET). TESTING CAN BE COMPLETED EITHER AT THE JOBSITE OR IN OUR OFFICE WITH AT LEAST 48 HOURS NOTICE. THE CONSOLIDATED MUTUAL WATER COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE ATTEMPTS TO OBTAIN THE METER READING OR REQUIRED BACKFLOW TESTING. IF AFTER FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS PAST THE DUE DATE, THE READING IS NOT RECEIVED, THE PERMIT HOLDER WILL BE BILLED THE SERVICE CHARGE PLUS A LATE CHARGE OF $100.00. THE PERMIT WILL BE SUBJECT TO REVOCATION AND AN ADDITIONAL ONE HUNDRED-DOLLAR ($100.00) FEE IF THE READING IS NOT RECEIVED FOR TWO (2) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS. IN ADDITION, A HUNDRED-DOLLAR ($100.00) LATE CHARGE WILL BE ADDED FOR ANY OVERDUE PAYMENT NOT RECEIVED IN ACCORDANCE TO OUR INVOICE.

  • The minimum charge for water supplied from fire hydrants shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00). Additionally, permit holders will be charged ten dollars ($10.00) per every 1,000 gallons of water used. Service charge plus usage shall apply on a monthly basis for each permit issued.

    The use of the fire hydrant shall not result in any liability on the part of The Consolidated Mutual Water Company, and damages to the fire hydrant resulting from such use shall be the responsibility of the party to whom the permit is granted. Permits may be canceled for cause without prior notice. The permitee shall provide the Company with certificates of insurance for Workers’ Compensation and liability. By signing this permit, the permittee will assume full liability for any and all damages or losses arising deom the permittee's use of the Company's fire hydrant.

    In the event of failure of a meter to register flow or water discharging consistently from the backflow preventer at the bottom of the device, the permit holder shall immediately suspend use of the fire hydrant and notify the Distribution Department at (303) 238-0451 and/or the Backflow Department at (303) 274-7433. The meter and/or backflow preventer will be repaired or exchanged, at which point the meter assembly use may resume.

    *NEVER ATTEMPT TO REPAIR AND/OR DISASSEMBLE ANY PART OF THE METER ASSEMBLY.

    However, in an emergency situation requiring immediate water supply supply on weekends, holidays, or after normal business hours when repair service and/or an alternative meter assembly is not available, the holder of a valid permit may take water from the designated hydrant ONLY if the permit holder maintains a proper air gap and is able to provide the Company with the number of gallons of water taken, such as the number of loads in a tanker or other container of known capacity. In an emergency situation, the permit holder will notify the operator on duty at the Maple Grove Water Treatment Plant (12599 West 27th Avenue, phone (303) 238-0453) of their intent to draw unmetered water. It shall be the responsibility of the permit holder to report the amount of water so used. Failure to make a report of the unmetered water will result in revocation of this permit.

    The Consolidated Mutual Water Company accepts no liability for the quality of water beyond the point of delivery from the Company’s system, and the permittee expressly holds The Consolidated Mutual Water Company harmless in this regard.

    FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE STIPULATIONS PROVIDED ABOVE WILL RESULT IN THE REVOCATION OF THIS PERMIT AND/OR LEGAL ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE CONSOLIDATED MUTUAL WATER COMPANY.

    NOTICE
    Under Colorado law, any unauthorized connection with the property of a utility or theft of water is punishable by a fine or imprisonment, or both.

    Colorado Revised Statutes 25-1-114 (1)(h) do not allow anyone to install, maintain or permit an uncontrolled cross connection that is connected to a potable water system that supplies water to the public. Failure to comply can result in civil and/or criminal charges.

    Please be sure to contact our Backflow Department with any backflow emergencies and/or questions via phone (303274-7433) or email (Backflow@CMWC.net).

  • Refunds will be issued once the hydrant meter has been inspected and determined to be in good working condition and all invoices are paid up to date.

  • NOTE: this form is a REQUEST to secure a Fire Hydrant Use Permit. Submission of this form does not imply approval by The Consolidated Mutual Water Company (Company) to use a Fire Hydrant. You will be contacted by the Company for your $3,000 deposit before an approved permit is signed by the Company and sent to you.