Adopt-A-Hydrant 2021 Starts January 4

City of Corner Brook

The Adopt-a-Hydrant program is coming back! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 program was forced to stop out of an abundance of caution. We are however reviving it for 2021, starting right away on January 4. 

The Adopt-a-Hydrant program encourages residents of the City of Corner Brook to help keep fire hydrants in the city clear of snow during the winter months. The program is open to all residents, businesses, families and community organizations that want to ensure the safety of their neighbourhoods by volunteering to clear hydrants. This helps firefighters quickly find and use hydrants in an emergency.

It will look a little different this year than it has in the past, though! Here’s what you need to know:

What is required?

  1. Adopt a hydrant. You can do this by heading to and filling out the form. 
  2. Clear a 3 foot area around your adopted hydrant after each snowfall, or when it is heavily covered in snow and clear a path to the street from the hydrant.
  3. Participants no longer need to report when they’ve cleared the hydrant. Each week, firefighters will pick a region of the city and check out the hydrants! They’ll pick a winner and we’ll be in touch about the prizing.
  4. At the end of March 2021, there will be a grand prize draw for a new Toro snow blower, sponsored in part by Rugged Edge.

We would also like to recognize Brian O’Neill of Hydrant 748 for being the grand prize winner for 2020! It was an unusual year but we appreciate that participants still got out and cleared their hydrants regardless of the program’s COVID-19 shut-down. We look forward to seeing that same dedication in the coming year.

Happy shoveling!