Request Temporary Water Service Meters

Louisville Water Company provides Temporary Service Water Meters for customers who need short-term access for water through a fire hydrant.

Customers use Temporary Meters for many purposes, including: construction projects, landscaping, filling swimming pools, outdoor events, and more. Do not use the meter in place of installing a permanent water meter. They can only be used on Louisville Water owned fire hydrants.

How to Apply:

To apply for a Temporary Meter, complete our Temporary Services Online Application. We must receive applications by noon, at least one business day prior to pickup.

Your account(s) must be in good standing. We will have your meter ready for pickup on your scheduled pickup date.


  • ¾-inch meter = $600 Deposit (adapts to a garden hose; $100 non-refundable)
  • 1 ½-inch meter = $1000 Deposit (adapts to a 2-inch fire hose;$100 non-refundable)

Deposits are due at the time of meter pickup. Pay the deposit with a check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to Louisville Water Company. Cash and credit cards are not accepted.

A $2 fee is charged per day, beginning on the requested meter pickup date. Water usage is charged bi-monthly based on our current Tariff & Rate Schedule.

Louisville Water requires customers to provide bi-monthly meter readings.

See the Temporary Service User Guide [pdf] for instructions.

Annual Lease 

We issue Temporary Meters for up to one year. You must return your Temporary Meter by the return date posted on your application (a copy is provided at meter pickup).

Louisville Water will examine the meter, issue a final bill, and post any applicable refunds to your account.

Note:  Each new application requires a deposit.