Fire hydrants are located throughout the community and provide Orangeville Fire with access to water during fire emergencies. Orangeville has almost 1000 fire hydrants in total. All fire hydrants must be accessible at all times to help with emergency responses. Please do your part and clear snow around fire hydrants during the winter!

Flushing watermains

Public Works uses fire hydrants to flush the watermains on a regular basis. Generally, flushing is done on Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. We flush the watermains in order to minimize taste and odour problems that may occur. 


We open all fire hydrants at least once each year to ensure they are operating. This testing is typically completed over a four to six-week period in the spring. View our fire hydrant maintenance schedule to find out about upcoming flushing programs.