November 27, 2018
In an emergency, visible fire hydrants can potentially save lives and property
DAVENPORT, IA (Nov. 26, 2018) With the record snowfall that the area received overnight, Iowa American Water is reminding residents in its service communities to clear snow from fire hydrants that may be located on or near their property. The snow accumulation, combined with the after-effects of plowing roads and parking lots, may leave many fire hydrants partially or completely buried in snow.
By keeping fire hydrants clear of snow, the public can help firefighters easily locate the fire hydrants in the event of an emergency and allow them to access water quickly, preserving valuable time and potentially saving lives and structures. Iowa American Water annually inspects and maintains over 8,100 hydrants in Bettendorf, Blue Grass, Clinton, Davenport, Dixon, LeClaire, Panorama Park and Riverdale.