During the installation of a new watermain in Miami Dade County we typically apply for a temporary water meter or floating meter. This allows construction crews access to clean water from a nearby fire hydrant. We typically use the meter to fill and flush new watermains. A floating meter is a valuable tool during a watermain extension because you are not limited to the actual tap and can test and flush sections of the new watermain as needed. Special care must be taken to not connect an active line with a non active line and you must observe cross connection procedures.
We have attached a picture of the temporary water meter below.