flow and pressure testing. There will be some minor maintenance to complete on some hydrants, including painting. In case you were curious, there is a color code adopted by the National Fire Protection Association. The different colors on the hydrant tops signify the amount of water that the hydrant will flow at 20 psi of pressure. As our water system changes and with some variation in the testing from year to year, you might see the hydrant tops change color. Here's what the color code means:
Red = 0 - 499 gallons per minute
Orange = 500 - 999 gallons per minute
Green = 1000 - 1499 gallons per minute
Blue = greater than 1500 gallons per minute
Also, don’t be confused in the newer subdivisions. New hydrants come from the factory painted completely red. Fortunately, the City of Canyon has NO hydrants that flow less than 500 GPM. So, if you see a red topped hydrant, it is new and has not been painted yet. Finally, another friendly reminder…it is unlawful for you to park your vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. See the attached picture?? We’d hate for this to happen to you! Thanks for your cooperation!