Hydrant Flow Testing

Hydrant Flow Testing


Bylaw 10-37 requires a minimum of 1m clearance around a hydrant in all directions. This clear space is required for the safety of emergency and maintenance personnel. Please ensure any trees, shrubs, or landscaping are kept out of this working area.

Each spring, starting March 15 through to May 15, Kamloops Fire and Rescue Services will be inspecting the City's fire hydrants conducting flow tests to ensure they are operating properly and have adequate flow. The program is to comply with fire underwriter requirements.

The program runs seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hydrant Clearance Requirment Drawing

During flow testing, poor water pressure and/or high turbidity levels may result. This situation is temporary and may last for up to four hours. If turbidity is detected, you are advised to run a cold water tap and avoid doing laundry until the turbidity clears up.

Please assist us by keeping shrubs and trees pruned back from fire hydrants. Staff will be available to answer any questions.

Public Works and Utilities Department
250-828-3461 - Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
250-372-1710 - After work hours

Captain Kevin Hall
Kamloops Fire Rescue
1205 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 5R9
P: 250-571-2967
E: khall@kamloops.ca

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system, and will be dealt with in due process. Please allow several working days for a response. Thank you.