Fill a Pool Using a Fire Hydrant?

The Plainfield Township Water Department issues “Daily Hydrant Permits” to residents that would like to use a fire hydrant to fill a swimming pool.  The permit fee covers the rental and placement of a hydrant meter assembly.  The permit and scheduled rental date must be secured at the Water Department located at 5195 Plainfield Ave, NE.

The fees are as follows:

  • $85.00 - Daily Hydrant Permit Base Fee (non-refundable)
  • $5.00 per thousand gallons of water used (the water used is metered and then invoiced separately to the customer)

Additional Information:

  • The permit holder is responsible for obtaining their own fire hose
  • Hydrant meters are set by water department personnel on the scheduled day of rental at 8:00AM and removed no later than 3:30PM
  • 24-hour notice is required for a hydrant meter to be set – No same day service
  • Hydrant permits are not issued on weekends or holidays

For further information contact Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:

Plainfield Township Water Department
5195 Plainfield Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525

Call (616) 363-9660 or email: