Keep It Clean

    Hoover Crop  

The We All Live Downstream program offers simple steps you can take at home to  prevent water pollution .


Take a Tour

Watershed Signage

Signage installed at Griggs, O'Shaughnessy & Hoover Reservoirs invites park visitors to  take a self-guided tour along the shoreline & learn about the green infrastructure installed there.

Rain gardens, porous pavement & more can improve the quality of storm water entering the reservoirs that supply our drinking water.

Non-point Source Pollution

Stormwater Runoff

Protect our Waterways
Illustration Courtesy of NCDENR

Fire Hydrants

Temporary Hydrant Use/Permits:
Fire HydrantFor new construction, nurseries, filling community swimming pools, water hauling, dust control & demolition. To contact the Permit Office, please call 645-7330.


For Customers Experiencing Low Pressure or Rusty Water:
  • Hydrant Flushing Schedule If you are experiencing low pressure or discolored, rusty water, check the schedule to see if hydrants are being flushed in your neighborhood. NOTE: schedule is updated annually in late March or April.
  • Rusty Water Learn what to do during a rusty water event


Contacts for Hydrant Issues:
To report knocked over/leaking fire hydrants (614) 645-7788

To report children playing in water coming from a hydrant (614) 645-7788
You should also notify the police using the non-emergency number 645-4545

NOTE: ILLEGAL OPENING OF FIRE HYDRANTS Columbus residents should know that it is illegal to open their neighborhood fire hydrants (City Codes 1103.01 and 2517.04). Illegally opening fire hydrants can hamper firefighting capabilities, strain the City’s water supply and cause reduced pressure, and cause damage to fire hydrants, water mains, and private property.
Columbus Division of Fire 


Fire Protection:
Check the rate chart for metered (based on meter size) and unmetered (based on tap size) fire protection. Any questions regarding the chart, rates or other customer service issues can be addressed at 614-645-8276; representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7am - 6pm.