Fire hydrants are routinely inspected and maintained on a rotating basis. This is necessary to ensure that hydrants are working correctly and have adequate pressure when needed for fire fighting.
Fire hydrants that are operated either for maintenance or fire fighting activities can disturb sediment in water lines and may cause temporary discolouration of the water in the immediate area. Residents who experience discloured water are encouraged to run the cold water in their building in an effort to flush out the discolouration.
If the water does not clear within 10 minutes of flushing, residents can contact the City at 905.935.3813 for assistance.