Bulk Water

Bulk water may be purchased from the City of Spearfish in two different ways: bulk water stations or hydrant meters.

Bulk Water Stations

The following are Bulk Water stations, both accept coin, $1 and $5 bills, the minimum is 50 gallons for $0.25:

  • Ellingson Well: Located on the corner Dakota and State Street, available 24 hour, 7 days a week and has an overhead fill . Clearance of 10 feet.
  • Green Acres: Located on the south side of the Green Acres shop, 540 S 32nd Street
    • Please note: This station accommodates larger water trucks. Clearance of 13 feet.

Hydrant Meters

Hydrant meters can be installed for larger construction projects with the approval of the Water Superintendent.

This meter attaches to a fire hydrant at a specific location near your project. To order a hydrant meter, stop in to the Utility Services Office to sign and receive a copy of the Fire Hydrant Meter Policy and Agreement (PDF). The meter will be installed within the next 24 hours.

Hydrant Meter Fees

Fee DescriptionFee
Water Usage (Minimum of 10,000 gallons)$5.68 per 1,000 gallons
Monthly Rental Fee$100.00


Hydrant meters will be installed by Utility Department staff and may be locked to the fire hydrant. If you need the meter relocated or have relocated it from its original location, please contact the Utility Services Office at 605-642-1333.