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Hydrant Flushing

Periodically, the Town of Lakeshore Water Department carries out fire hydrant maintenance and flushing of water mains.  Notices are posted in local newspapers notifying residents when this work will take place and what residents may expect in terms of water pressure and discoloration.

During this time, there will be some pressure drops and discolouration of the water.  Should any water customers note any discolouration of the water in their residence, please run your cold water tap for a minute or two and the water will clear.

Should a problem persist, please call the Environmental Services Division between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 519-728-2488

In the event of a water emergency after hours, the phone will be answered by a paging service. 

Private Hydrants

Fire hydrants that have been installed on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to have them inspected an maintained in accordance with the Fire Code, the Building Act and NFPA 24.

Private property owners are also responsible to have inspection reports prepared annually for all privately owned hydrants by a qualified inspector. Effective January 2010, it is the responsibility of the owner to maintain their private hydrants bi- annually in the spring and fall as defined in By-law #136-2009 under section 1.15 "Qualified Inspector". See our Bylaw page to obtain the most up to date version of this Bylaw.

The owner is to provide completed Annual Hydrant Inspection Forms for both the spring and fall maintenance to the Town of Lakeshore, Attention: Tony Francisco, Manager of Environmental Services by December 31.

Failure to provide the Town of Lakeshore with the Annual Inspection Forms for both the Spring and Fall maintenance, may result in fines.

Annual Inspection Form

Fire Hydrant Specifications

Fire Hydrant Details

Date edited: 11/17/2017