Fire Hydrant Meter

Fire Hydrant Meter Application & Information

Fire Hydrant Meter Applications (PDF) can be accessed online or requested through the Waterworks General Services Division Meter Shop at

425 Industrial Park Drive
Newport News, VA  23608
Phone: 757-234-4913
Hours of Meter Operations is 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 2024 - NO payments will be made at our Lee Hall Complex; you will need to visit City Center Customer Service Office at 700 Town Center Drive, NN 23606

Associated Meter Costs

FY 24 Meter Costs are listed below.

  • 1″ $390 (Deposit)
  • 3″ $855 (Deposit) - with or without RPZ backflow preventer
    • Turn-On Fee ($50.00) required to initiate Hydrant Meter Assembly Account
    • Payment of the Turn-On Fee ($50.00) is contractually required prior to issuance of a Hydrant Meter Assembly and Hydrant Meter Service Permit.

NEW!! Effective January 2024, all payments must be made at our customer service center located at 700 Town Center Drive, Newport News, within City Center between 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. 

Once you had completed your application and made your payment you may pick up your meter at Waterworks General Services Division Meter Shop (Lee Hall Complex) between 7am-3pm, Monday - Friday.


Applicants shall call readings in each month and must reapply for a Hydrant Meter Service Permit annually. Failure to call in monthly readings will result in a $25 charge assessed to the account.

Customers pay current water commodity rates and service fee. Monthly Service Fee is 1″ = $42 and 3″ = $160.