Remember to Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow!

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As snowfall continues to accumulate across the City this winter, I would like to take a moment to remind residents to be conscientious of their joint responsibilities in ensuring access to fire hydrants.

When clearing snow from your driveways or walkways, take precaution to avoid piling snow on or against fire hydrants. Buried or obstructed hydrants can create delays in emergency response which may prove disastrous in certain situations.

If you notice a hydrant covered in snow, please call 3-1-1 or email the location of the hydrant to 311@ottawa.ca.

Together, we can help to keep our communities safe.