Fire Hydrant Maintenance

Image of a fire hydrant with water flowing out onto the ground.

Every summer Strathcona County employees open fire hydrants in order to flush out the pipes. This removes sediments that collected in the water lines. Fire hydrants are also thoroughly inspected to ensure that they are operating properly in case of an emergency.

Clearing snow around fire hydrants

If there is a hydrant near your home, please clear snow or ice at least 60 cm (2 ft) from around the hydrant. That way, in an emergency, Emergency Services' crews can find and access the hydrant with the greatest possible speed. Those few extra seconds or minutes could make a world of difference in an emergency.

Landscaping around fire hydrants

Fire hydrants require at least a 3.5 metre setback from the centre of a tree trunk to a fire hydrant. Please refer to Design and Construction Standards, Section 6 (Open Space Standards) under section 6.12.1.9 for more information. 

Utilities
Phone: 780-467-7785
Email: scutilities@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Monday, November 30, 2020
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