Report an Illegal Fire Hydrant Connection

In accordance with the City of Durham Code of Ordinance Chapter 70-23 “Use of Fire Hydrants” and 70-580 “Regulation of contamination and cross connections; installation of backflow preventer.” Written approval for all fire hydrant use is required from the City of Durham’s Water and Sewer Maintenance Division. If someone has violated this requirement by 1) stealing water and/or 2) potentially contaminating the water by making a connection to a fire hydrant without proper backflow protection, please report the violation.

Below is an example of these type of non-compliant fire hydrant connection. Please report these illegal connections.

Thank you for your efforts in protecting the City of Durham water distribution system and ultimately the water in your home.

Fire hose connected directly to a hydrant without a backflow device in place.