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Municipal By-Laws

Use of fire hydrants

fire hydrant

Fire hydrants are subject to rules across the entire territory.

Applicable standards

  • Fire hydrants must be easily accessible at all times.
  • It is prohibited to attach anything to them, including animals.
  • A space 1.5 m (5 ft.) in diameter around a fire hydrant must be kept clear for free access at all times.
  • It is prohibited to connect anything to a fire hydrant without first obtaining a permit for this purpose and assuming the related costs. The same is true for the water mains, valves and other components of the waterworks network.
  • Only municipal employees are authorized to use fire hydrants.

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Answers to your questions

  • The snow around fire hydrants is cleared by municipal employees. It is prohibited to pile snow on a fire hydrant. Make the effort to keep snow away from them.

Do you need further details? Contact us!

  • You can email us at:

  • You can contact us by phone at 450-698-3000

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

  • You can come to the reception desk at City Hall .

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon




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