ADOPT A HYDRANT:
The Southington Water Department is making every effort to clear snow away from the fire hydrants across town. Please help us in this effort by adopting the hydrant close to your home. After each storm, please make sure that the hydrant is clear of snow and can be easily accessed by the Fire Department. In the event of an emergency, time saved hooking up to the hydrant can potentially save lives and property!
The Southington Water Department has been notified that there are individuals in the area posing as Water Department employees saying they need access to a customer's home to test the water.
SWD employees have identification on them which includes the Department's telephone number on the back. Please call to verify any request to gain access to your property outside of a scheduled appointment. If you have any questions, please call the Department office at 860-628-5593.
NEW FIRE HYDRANT COLORS
The Southington Water Department has begun flow testing and painting all 1,389 public hydrants throughout the town of Southington. This process will take place over the next few years.
The colors on the newly painted hydrants were discussed with the Fire Department and were selected in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association’s recommendations for marking hydrants. Each color corresponds with the hydrant classification determined by flow rate in gallons per minute (gpm). The barrels of all public hydrants will be painted yellow. The caps and nozzles will be painted in accordance with the NFPA directive of light blue, green, orange, and red. The color codes provide valuable information to the Fire Department in its efforts to fight a fire.
Private fire hydrants are not the responsibility of the Southington Water Department. The Southington Fire Department has requested all private hydrant barrels be painted red with the caps painted in accordance with the NFPA color coding system. For any questions pertaining to maintenance and flow testing of private fire hydrants, please contact the Southington Water Department at 860-628-5593.
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