Hydrant Maintenance Program
The District maintains over 1,300 fire hydrants spaced approximately five
hundred feet apart. The MLWD BOC recently adopted a policy that allows damaged
hydrants to be repaired on an emergency basis within twenty-four hours.
District typically replaces ten to twenty hydrants a year of which about half
may require the assistance of an outside contractor. A typical hydrant
installation costs around $5,000. In certain conditions, such as major roadway
installations, the cost of a new hydrant can exceed $20,000 due to roadway
repair requirements. The District is currently under contract with an outside
firm for the painting, greasing, and inspection of our hydrants.
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reminded to keep
clear the fire hydrants
outside their home.
This means shoveling
snow in the winter and
keeping shrubs clear
in the summer.