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Clearing Snow Away From Hydrants

The Townsend Water and Fire/EMS Departments are asking for your cooperation and assistance. If you have a Fire Hydrant in front of or close to your home or business take a few minutes to clear the snow away from it. We work diligently after every storm clearing out hydrants but with approximately 360 hydrants in Town in can take several days to two or three weeks to clear them all out. Making sure all hydrants are accessible is a necessity. Protect your home or business by keeping the hydrants cleared from snow. Out of concern for your safety please only do this if you are physically able, and wear bright colored or reflective clothing when working near streets.

We appreciate your anticipated cooperation in this matter.