Fire hydrants

Learn about the use of fire hydrants, how to recognise them, and how to report an issue with them.

What are fire hydrants?

Located in all communities, fire hydrants provide fire crews with access to water in the event of a fire or other emergency.

Mounted on a small post or wall, a fire hydrant plate tells us where to find the hydrant, and other useful information about the water supply it provides.

The top number indicates the size of the water main, and the bottom number tells us how far away it is. The arrow tells us the direction we need to go in to find it.

Reporting an issue with a fire hydrant

If you are aware of a faulty hydrant, please tell us about it by using the form below. A faulty fire hydrant could mean that essential water is not available at the scene of a fire.

Report a faulty fire hydrant.

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