Fire Hydrants


The Westbury Water District takes extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of the water delivered to every tap within the thousands of households it serves. With the help of local law enforcement authorities, district officials will continue to review and update their efforts to safeguard nature’s most precious resource. At the same time, local residents should be aware of the contributions they can make to help protect their families and the public water supply.

Always remember to be alert and take notice of any suspicious activity that occurs around fire hydrants and other water district property. No one is authorized to operate a hydrant or other equipment unless given direct permission from the district.

The area surrounding the hydrant closest to your property should be kept clear at all times, so local fire fighters can react quickly, should an emergency occur. Residents should observe the following guidelines:

  • DO NOT place a cover on a fire hydrant
  • DO NOT plant bushes, trees or flowers near a fire hydrant
  • DO shovel snow from the area during the winter months
  • NEVER park in front of a hydrant

Should Westbury water consumers notice any irregular behavior or obstructions around fire hydrants, please contact the utility at (516) 333-0427 so the situation can be handled appropriately.