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Fire Hydrant Maintenance

In a routine day we inspect fire hydrants. We take off all the caps, grease them and flow water to ensure the hydrants are operating. We also paint a number on the back of the hydrant for identification purposes so the water district can locate the hydrants in need of repair. Blue markers (reflectors) are then put down so the firefighters can locate hydrant locations easily; especially in darkness.

We then write down on a master sheet the name and location of the hydrants and note any necessary repairs. If the hydrant is out of service and inoperable, we paint the top orange so the firefighters know the hydrant is not usable. A repair ticket is made out and given to the proper water district. This is also recorded and a duplicate copy is saved. Back in the office we transfer all information on a card keeping record of all hydrants in the City.