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. Contact Waterworks Design for details.