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City is testing fire hydrants throughout Guelph

Mandatory testing of Fire Hydrants.
Hydrant Inspections

The City has started testing over 2,700 fire hydrants and will continue testing throughout the year. Testing starts in the south end of Guelph and will continue to move north.

What to expect
• There will be no disruption to water service
• No chemicals are used in hydrant testing
• Residents living near a tested hydrant may experience a short period of discoloured water

Drinking small amounts of discoloured water is unlikely to cause health issues. However, the City recommends waiting until water runs clear before drinking it. Run a cold water tap for five to fifteen minutes until water runs clear.

Why we test fire hydrants
Fire hydrant testing helps protect our community by ensuring hydrants are in proper working order when needed for fire suppression.

For more information, visit or call Water Services at 519-837-5627.


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