There are more than 600,000 customers in the Birmingham Water Works service area. Each and every life is precious to us, and we make it our civic duty to ensure each and every person in our service area feels safe and secure from the threat of fire.
That’s why we install more than 14,000 fire hydrants in the six counties we serve. And while the local fire departments are responsible for testing them, we routinely service hydrants and we perform non-scheduled maintenance when we are notified that a hydrant needs attention. On average, our fire hydrants are out of service just one day. And to be sure our citizens are protected against fire, regardless of their ability to pay, we provide water to these hydrants for fire protection.