Fire Hydrant Winterization

Another Canadian Winter has arrived. ⁠

As temperatures continue to regularly fall below zero, it is a good time to remind property and facility maintenance personnel that Fire Hydrants require maintenance done to ensure their integrity and performance capabilities are preserved. ⁠

This process is referred to as ‘Hydrant Winterization.’ In preparation for winter, hydrants are winterized by draining any existing water within their barrel. Water located above the frost line can freeze when subject to cold temperatures, which can cause damage to the barrel and affect a hydrant’s overall performance. ⁠

Have you winterized your fire hydrant yet?