Valve Maintenance

Valve exercising is very important should the need arise to close or isolate a street in case of a water main break or other events.

Hydrant Maintenance

In the City of Windsor, there are approximately 7500 hydrants, which are checked annually (at a minimum) to verify they are operational and not frozen during the winter months.

Windsor Utilities Commission ensures that hydrant maintenance takes place throughout the year. This involves flowing the hydrant to ensure the secondary valve is open (making sure water is available in case of fire), checking all parts, including flow testing to provide colour coding is in place for firefighting purposes.