Hydrants maintenance: Outline
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service own over 17,000 fire hydrants connected to water mains in the county.
Hydrants are a special type of valve used to access water for fighting major fires and for replenishing water tanks on fire appliances.
Hydrants are sited below ground to protect them from frost and accidental damage. They are enclosed by cast metal covers embossed with the letters FH.
Their location is shown by marker plates fixed to concrete posts, street furniture and walls. The figures above the H are the nominal pipe diameter (mm or inch), and below the H is the distance to the hydrant (m).
For queries about Hydrants, or to let us know of leaks or damage to markers or coversyou can contact Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's Water Officer by email or telephone.
Contact: Water Officer
Department: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Telephone: 01785 285072