Contractors Guide

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Hydrant Meter Rental

Hydrant meters are available for rent by contractors or citizens to allow them to connect to a City of Sioux City hydrant for water. You must first contact the Customer Service Office at 279-6132 and complete a Hydrant Meter Rental Contract. The Hydrant Meter will be picked up from and dropped off at the Underground Utilities Field Office at 1921 18th St. When picking up/returning the meter, please call 898-4518 and make arrangements with the Meter Shop personnel. For information on proper hydrant operation please refer to the attached Hydrant Operation Guide.


The Underground Utilities Field Office provides the permits for any work done outside a building to the water, sanitary sewer, or storm sewers that service a property. We also provide the equipment and appropriate staffing for any water tap made to a public or private water main. Staff from this office provides the inspection for all aforementioned work. If you want more information you can find it in our Contractor Policy Manual.

Bulk Water Fill Site

The bulk water fill site is located at 1921 18th St. The normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. If water is needed outside of these hours you must make prior arrangements with the Underground Utilities Field Office. Click here for the rules that must be complied with to be able to purchase water.

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