In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home? Or does it get buried under a snow pile? Is it covered by weeds in the summer?
Keeping Hydrants Visible
The Fire Department is encouraging residents to "adopt a fire hydrant" near their home and keep snow shoveled away from it during the winter season and weeds pulled in the summer. This will ensure hydrants are visible and will greatly speed the response time in case of an emergency. Please don't let your neighborhood hydrant remain under cover.
Informal Volunteer Program
There is no need to notify the city or the Fire Department about a hydrant you have adopted, as this is an informal volunteer program. Your help is appreciated. For more information contact the Wayzata Fire Department