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To ensure public safety and the safety of firefighters Bylaw No.490 states that:

“No person shall obstruct at any time in any manner the access to any hydrant, valve or other fixture connected with the City’s water system”

 Hydrant Clearance Requirements

 Please keep clear any materials and/or plantings that are obstructing the hydrant near your property.

Hydrants require clearances of:
• One meter (3ft) radius
• Two meter (7ft) vertical from the base
• ½ meter from the base to the large round cap located in the center of the hydrant.

Please also consider that hydrants should be visible from both directions of road travel and there should be a path from the front (Large Port) of the hydrant to the roadway.

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Last updated: 07/02/2014 3:06:48 PM