The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Help clear snow around fire hydrants

WHITBY, ON February 13, 2013 – With the recent heavy snow fall, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to remind residents and businesses to clear the snow surrounding fire hydrants on or near their property, in order to increase safety and emergency response in the community.


Residents and businesses are asked to help clear the snow surrounding fire hydrants after snowfalls during the winter.


Residents and businesses should ensure that any hydrants in front of, or adjacent to, their property is clear of snow by at least 60 cm (2 feet) and easily visible from the road.


When fire hydrants are submerged in snow, it is difficult for Regional and municipal services to locate and access them in emergency situations–when time is so crucial.


For more information regarding snow clearing around hydrants, contact 905-668-7711 or 1-800-372-1102.


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