The misuse of Fire Hydrants may result in a lack of supply, low pressure, discoloured water and localised flooding in streets.

There are considerable risks to safety when setting off fire hydrants. Those who tamper with fire hydrants also risk serious injury to themselves or others due to the potential sudden release of high water pressure. Firefighters rely on these hydrants for fighting fires and a shortage of water could endanger people’s lives and property.

Please report any misuse to the police without delay. Police Scotland will take appropriate action against anyone found misusing or vandalising fire hydrants. Call 101 to report any misuse of fire hydrants.

Scottish Water tel: 0800 0778 778