Iowa American Water Reminds Residents to Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants

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.

If you have a fire hydrant on or near your property, please take a few minutes to clear away the snow so it is visible in the event of an emergency. Remember, quick access to fire hydrants benefits everyone.

About Iowa American Water
Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 212,000 people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to over 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.