Fire hydrants

The City of Vancouver maintains 6,200 fire hydrants.

The City maintains approximately 6,200 fire hydrants, located throughout the City so that every building has a hydrant readily available in case of fire.

We inspect every fire hydrant on a regular basis to ensure they work, and replace any parts that are not performing as needed.

Leaky fire hydrant? Tell the City

Help us spot leaky fire hydrants so we can make sure they work when needed.

Phone 3-1-1 as soon as possible to report:

  • Water leaking from a fire hydrant
  • Damage to a fire hydrant from car accidents

Hydrants do more than help put out fires

While the primary function of a hydrant is fire protection, they also serve valuable secondary uses, including:

  • Water main flushing to help maintain water quality throughout the distribution system
  • Water for construction and film industry activities
  • Providing temporary service to properties during water main shutdowns
  • Providing emergency potable water in the event of an earthquake
  • Serving as a blowdown for draining transmission pipelines

Use fire hydrants for filming and construction

The City issues permits for using fire hydrants in filming and construction.

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Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

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More ways to contact us

Contact Waterworks Design

5th Floor
507 West Broadway
Vancouver BC, V5Z 0B4

Phone: 604-873-7357

Did you know?

Dedicated Fire Protection System hydrants are located in the downtown core, and Kitsilano.

Blue fire hydrants, seen in Kitsilano and the downtown core, are connected to a pipeline that can harness salt water in the event of emergencies.

Emergency strategies