It's that time of year again - hydrant maintenance season. You will see Fire personnel out in the neighborhoods through June 15 checking the fire hydrants for proper function and accessibility. When they open the hydrants, they have to let them run until the water is clear, so if you see an open hydrant with no one around, it's just because they have moved on to the next hydrants in line. They'll be back to shut that one off soon.
You can do your part by making
sure there are no excessive weeds, brush, or physical obstructions around the hydrant that may delay or prevent its use in an emergency. The International Fire Code requires a minimum clearance of 3 feet all the way around a fire hydrant.
This process is a yearly requirement that helps to ensure that we will have an adequate water supply in the event of a fire and unfortunately, it can stir up sediment in the water lines. If you experience cloudy or rusty water in your home, please run the water from your faucets until it runs clear. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We look forward to seeing you as we work to make sure our fire hydrants are ready for any fire emergency.