The Water Utility currently has just over 66 miles of water main and some 696 hydrants located throughout and serving the Village of Grafton. The primary purpose of these hydrants is for public fire protection or protection of property in the event of fire. It is most important that all hydrants remain both functional and accessible at all times. If you become aware of a hydrant that is damaged or otherwise tampered with, please notify the Water Utility.
Ready access to fire hydrants is more of an issue during the winter months when snow and snow banks often bury many of the hydrants. The Water Utility and the Grafton Fire Department encourage and greatly appreciate all those property owners who provide help by clearing snow away from any hydrant on their premise.
All hydrants in the Village of Grafton are typically flushed in the Spring (April/May) and Fall (September/October) each year to eliminate sediment buildup and improve water quality.
The Utility will notify the public in advance of hydrant flushing by publishing notices of the anticipated flushing schedule in the News Graphic and Ozaukee Press. The notice is further posted on the Village website, the Village of Grafton - Department of Public Works Facebook page, and in Village buildings. Learn more about hydrant flushing in the Village here.