Fire Hydrants

Firefighters may need to get to the hydrant for water supply, and someone may be injured or killed because water is not available as soon as possible.

General Guidelines

  • Make sure fire hydrants have a 3-foot area clear of debris and obstructions.
  • An obstruction of fencing, tree branches, bushes, weeds, or brush may cause a delay as firefighters try to get water to extinguish a fire.

Vehicle Guidelines

  • Don’t block a fire hydrant by parking a vehicle next to it.
  • Vehicles cannot be parked any closer than 15 feet to a fire hydrant from any direction.

Remember, your actions may cause a delay in being able to supply water to an emergency that continues to grow until intervention takes place.

Reporting Hydrant Issues

If a fire hydrant that is leaking, broken, missing caps, or malfunctioning should be reported to the Water Department at (281) 592-2669.