Private Hydrants


The owner or occupier of property that has a private hydrant shall ensure that the hydrant is maintained in good working condition at all times. The private hydrant must be flushed, drained and all threads of outlets and caps greased with waterproof grease not less than twice each year. A minimum of once each year all components of the hydrant must be inspected serviced and tested. This must be carried out by persons recognized as qualified to perform these services.


The qualified person that performs the inspection, servicing and testing of the hydrant shall send a copy of the condition and repairs performed on such hydrants to the Maple Ridge Fire Department in order that the Fire Department records of private hydrants are kept up to date.


Finish paint above ground shall be hazard yellow complete with white caps marine enamel or approved equal.

Access to Vegetation / Obstructions

The ground surface around the private hydrant must be kept clear of shrubs, trees, structures and other obstructions of any kind, in order to facilitate use of the hydrant by the Fire Department.