Protect our Hydrants

Protect our Hydrants 

Protect our Hydrants is a joint initiative between the Town's Water/Wastewater Department and Fire Department. It is a public awareness campaign aimed at educating and informing residents about proper care of neighborhood hydrants by keeping them clear of snow, shrubs, and debris. The Town encourages residents to report unauthorized use (water theft), damaged or vandalized hydrants.

Fire hydrants are owned and regularly maintained by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake's Water/Wastewater Department. Hydrants are connected to watermains allowing our Firefighters to access the water supply in emergencies. The Town's Water/Wastewater department currently maintains 1366 hydrants.

The Town will be regularly promoting this ongoing initiative throughout the year - with major pushes in the Fall and Spring months - using social media, the Town’s website, posters at Town facilities and at the Community Centre.

Did You Know:

  • Hidden, broken and damaged hydrants can delay firefighting efforts and can cause serious repercussions
  • Water theft poses a serious health risk and can result in the contamination of our drinking water supply
  • Anyone found tampering/damaging/vandalizing hydrants and stealing water can be charged and/or fined

How You Can Help:

  1. Report theft, damage, tampering by calling 905-468-3266
  2. Keep hydrants clear of snow, grass, shrubs, debris (3.0 meters - Diagram of Clearance requirements)

Remember: Only the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake​​​​​​'s Water/Wastewater and Fire Departments can use fire hydrants. Any others can be charged and/or fined.