What color can I paint my fire hydrant?

As shown in the table to the right, hydrant bodies can be painted different colors to signify the system supplying the water: chrome yellow for a municipal system, red for a private system, and violet for a non-potable/reclaimed water system.

Can I paint my fire hydrant?

You may notice fire hydrants are painted different colours. … It isn’t illegal to paint a fire hydrant but people need to use special paint. Fitzgerald says the wrong paint can harden and get into the threads, making it difficult to open.

What determines the color of a fire hydrant?

In some places, the tops of fire hydrants are painted different colours to let firefighters know how many gallons per minute, or GPM, a hydrant is able to deliver. The higher the GPM, the better the hydrant will be at fighting bigger fires. Blue usually marks the highest GPM, and red the lowest!

Why do we paint fire hydrants?

The fire hydrant on your property will activate your fire pump when they are opened. The paint scheme to the left is to deter unauthorized activations of your fire pump and/or water billing.

Is it illegal to repaint a fire hydrant?

It isn’t illegal to paint a fire hydrant but people need to use special paint. … Fitzgerald says the wrong paint can harden and get into the threads, making it difficult to open.

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Why are fire hydrants different colors white?

Each coat of primer and paint is a different color to make it easier for the contractor to ensure good paint coverage and for the City to monitor the contractor’s progress.

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