Construction/Hydrant/Temporary Water

Starting June 1, many City and County of Broomfield services will offer walk-in, by appointment, or virtual services —or all three—for the convenience and safety of residents. Please note many, if not all, services are also available online via self-service, or over the phone. 

Access facility hours, online services and ways to make appointments at Broomfield.org/FindMyService


ANY TEMPORARY WATER SERVICE FOR OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS SHALL REQUIRE PRIOR CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL!


Effective April 03, 2017

Contractors are required to supply their own equipment. The City and County of Broomfield no longer supplies water meters for any events or construction jobs.
When applying for this permit, please be advised that:
  1. Meter readings are required to be reported to Utility Billing by the 28th of each month. Failure to report monthly meter readings shall result in a $50.00 fee per meter, per month, regardless of usage.
  2. A Temporary Water Permit is valid for 90 days.
  3. Temporary Water Permits can be renewed by submitting another application and selecting the "Renewal" option. If applicable, the Permit Fee and any outstanding balances shall be paid in full prior to the issuance of any subsequent permits. Failure to renew a permit every 90 days will result in fines. 


Permit Application


Applications for Construction/Hydrant/Temporary Water Permits can be submitted electronically using our 
Permit Request Form.

Upon successful completion, all requesters will receive a confirmation email accompanied by a PDF copy of the permit application. 

After submitting the permit request, please submit the following:
  1. Deposit and/or other application fees (checks only -- payable to 'City & County of Broomfield'). Deposits need to be paid by check and either dropped off to the Utility Payment Drop Box located on the west side of the parking lot at One DesCombes Dr, Broomfield CO 80020 or mailed to the same address.  If mailing payment, please address to CCOB/Attn: UTB - Temp Hydrant Meter. 
  2. Current meter certification paperwork (if applicable)
  3. Current backflow certification paperwork (if applicable)
  4. Photo of initial meter reading (multiple photos if necessary to also demonstrate meter number)
Please email certifications and photo(s) to utbilling@broomfield.org. 


Permit Application Fees


Any and all applicable fees are due at the time of permit issuance.

NEW PERMIT - Contractor
  • $1,500.00 Damage/Security Deposit
  • $50.00 Permit Fee
NEW PERMIT - Short-Term/Limited-Use (< 2 Weeks & < 10,000 Gallons)
  • $2,500.00 Damage/Security Deposit
  • $50.00 Permit Fee
NEW PERMIT - Broomfield-funded Capital Improvement Project

  • $2,500.00 Damage/Security Deposit
EXISTING PERMIT Renewal
  • $50.00 Permit Fee
  • Any outstanding balances on account

Additional Charges


Construction water usage is billed at the same rate as standard water usage. Current rates can be found here.

All customers are required to provide an estimate of monthly water consumption. High-volume customers (defined as those who use 500,000 gallons or more per month) may be required to submit an additional deposit that would cover a minimum of two months of projected usage.

Meter readings are required to be reported to Utility Billing by the 28th of each month. Failure to report monthly meter readings shall result in a $50.00 fee per meter, per month, regardless of usage.


Hydrant Meters


Contractors are required to supply their own equipment.  Water meters and backflow prevention devices can be purchased from a number of local retailers, some of which offer pre-assembled hydrant meter carts.



Approved Fire Hydrant Meters 

  • Badger - 3” Recordall Fire Hydrant Meter
  • Neptune - 3” FH Trident Turbine Meter 
  • Sensus - 3” OMNI Fire Hydrant Meter


Wholesale Utility Supply Houses

National Meter & Automation, Inc.
7220 S Fraser St
Centennial, CO 80112
303.339.9100

Finish Line Systems
11417 W I-70 Frontage Rd N
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303.233.3357

Dana Kepner Co, Inc.
700 Alcott St
Denver, CO 80204
303.623.6161
(Branch locations in Fort Collins & Colorado Springs)

Ferguson Waterworks
1788 Helena St
Aurora, CO 80011
720.859.3060
(Branch locations in Loveland & Colorado Springs)

HD Supply Waterworks
9451 Yosemite St
Henderson, CO 80640
303.394.0004
(Branch location in Colorado Springs)



For meter or cross-connection inquiries, please contact a Phil Potter at 303.438.6315.
For billing or account inquiries, please contact Utility Billing at 303.438.6319 or utbilling@broomfield.org.