Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6 p.m., Maurice Young Millennium Place
Hydrant Use Permits
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) permits use of water from fire hydrants, but only in accordance with Section 9.4 of the Fire Protection and Fireworks Bylaw No 1956,2010, in order to protect all water system users.
Those wishing to use hydrant water must obtain a permit from the utilities department. The required deposit and fee covers the rental of the special backflow prevention device which must be used when withdrawing water from any hydrant.
Hydrant Permit Procedure
Applicants must bring completed permit forms to Public Works Yard reception (8001 Hwy 99, Whistler, B.C., access is off Nester’s Road).
Click here to download the permit form.
Once the application has been approved it must be taken to Municipal Hall finance desk (4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC) where payment will be accepted in the amounts of:
|Deposit - refundable (upon return of equipment)||
- Applicants must then return to Public Works Yard reception and present proof of payment. Once this is provided, utilities staff will arrange to have the Backflow Preventer attached to the designated hydrant.
- Once the applicant has finished withdrawing water from the hydrant, they must call the Public Works Yard at 604-935-8300 and arrange for pickup.
- Once the device is inspected and found to be in good working order, the Financial Service department will be informed by utilities staff and a deposit refund will be issued.