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 
  • Green Acres: Located on the south side of the Green Acres shop, 540 S 32nd Street
    • Please note: This station accommodates larger water trucks.

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 and sign the hydrant meter agreement and pay the associated fees. The meter will be installed within the next 24 hours.

Hydrant Meter Fees

Fee DescriptionFee
Administrative Set-Up$75
Refundable Deposit (2 inches and larger)$1,000
Water Usage (Minimum of 10,000 gallons)$5.30 per 1,000 gallons


Hydrant meters will be installed by Utility Department staff and will be locked to the fire hydrant. If you need the meter relocated, please contact the Utility Services Office at 605-642-1325.