Temporary Service Connections

Temporary water services, whether from a fire hydrant, recycled water filling station, or otherwise are installed at the discretion of the Department for the convenience and use by individuals, contractors and companies doing work of a limited duration.

To request a temporary service connection, please call (562) 570-2390. 

Please consider these items when applying:

  • Location of water use site is required.
  • Company checks accepted. No personal checks. Checks must clear before meter is installed.
  • Application requires Federal Tax ID #, Long Beach Business License #, and Business Card.
  • Customer responsible to lock and secure meter.
  • Prior to being approved for a recycled water connection, truck drivers or site supervisors must attend a short (15 minute) tailgate training.
  • Please anticipate 48 hours for application processing.

Charges for Temporary Potable Water Service Connections (On Fire Hydrant or Other Connection)

  3" meter >3" meter
Install and Remove $    180 $    360
Relocate $    180 $    360
Monthly Meter Rent (not pro-rated) $      60 $    200
Meter Minimum Deposit (based on meter cost) $ 1,200 $ 1,800
Backflow Device Minimum Deposit $    560 *

* Customer must provide own backflow

Charges for Temporary Recycled Water Service Connections (On Recycled Water Filling Station)

Install and Remove $      90
Relocate $      90
Monthly Meter Rent (not pro-rated) $      60
Meter Minimum Deposit (based on meter cost) $ 1,200


To request a temporary service connection, please call (562) 570-2390.