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fire hydrantThe City of Elyria does not have a hydrant painting program at this time. However, the Water Distribution Department will supply paint and brushes to residents and organizations who would like to paint them. The official color for the  City of Elyria hydrants are red body with white top. It is very important for the Fire Department to see the hydrants at a distance. Please don’t pile leaves, brush, snow etc. around hydrants. To request paint and brushes, please contact us at 440-322-2927 or


In the interest of keeping the City water supply of the highest quality the City of Elyria participates in a Water Quality Flushing Program. We sample residential and commercial customers daily through various means throughout the city when the weather is above freezing, including:

  • A vehicle travels throughout the City to perform manual flushing and sampling 
  • Automatic units flush water at periodic intervals when there is less disturbance to residents 

PLEASE NOTE: When you see water blowing out of a fire hydrant there is no cause for alarm – it is a normal function of this process. The water used is very small compared to the millions of gallons traveling through the 200 + miles of mains in Elyria.