Hydrants

Fire Protection
The Water Utility currently has just over 66 miles of water main and some 696 hydrants located throughout and serving the Village of Grafton. The primary purpose of these hydrants is for public fire protection or protection of property in the event of fire. It is most important that all hydrants remain both functional and accessible at all times. If you become aware of a hydrant that is damaged or otherwise tampered with, please notify the Water Utility.

Access
Ready access to fire hydrants is more of an issue during the winter months when snow and snow banks often bury many of the hydrants. The Water Utility and the Grafton Fire Department encourage and greatly appreciate all those property owners who provide help by clearing snow away from any hydrant on their premise.

Flushing
All hydrants in the Village of Grafton are typically ‘flushed’ in the Spring (April/May) and Fall (September/October) each year to eliminate sediment and improve water quality. The Utility will typically advise the public in advance of ‘flushing’ by publishing a notice of the anticipated flushing schedule in the News Graphic. The notice is further posted on the Village cable station and Village website.