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    Default Form Letter To Get Bushes Cleared From Hydrants?

    I seem to recall that years ago we had a form letter that had a diagram with a hydrant and distances, etc. and a smiling fireman pointing at it or some such nonsense, anyway does anybody have such a form that they mail out or tuck in doors when doing hydrant inspections and one is overgrown or otherwise obstructed?

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    The City's water division of the DPW handles hydrant inspections and such. They handle clearing weeds and brush from around the hydrants.

    We do put up hydrant markers and are leaving them up year round in case they get "weeded" before the H2O department gets to them.
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    If we see a hydrant in someone's yard that has obstructions around it we'll try and contact that person and kindly inform them of the regulations and ask them to please take care of the problem. If nothing happens, then we take care of business ourselves. Well, not US persay, but we turn it over to the guys at PW/WD that'll clear the area.
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    Get Bushes Cleared from Hydrants
    I've seen the same problem here.
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    Default Did about 100 last year...

    We drive around are station's dist. in the spring and in the summer and cut around all plug's that need it. The FD here has been doing this for over 80 year's maybe more. We like it, show's the folk's in town that we do more then watch T.V. and wash are truck's.

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    I did the same when I worked for the local FD. We'd spend much of the shift with a weedeater and ant killer on the truck driving around clearing hydrants.
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    Yeah it's great if you can spare the time but around here we are not looking for new projects to take on. We have no training bureau, prevention bureau, maintenance bureau, or anything else you can think of so the on-duty staff do all that. Plus 90% of the hydrants that are obstructed are due to the occupants' landscaping which either escaped their notice or was done intentionally either without thinking of the hydrant or on purpose because they don't like its looks. So getting out the weed whacker is not usually a politcially wise thing to do nor would it really be a prudent use of precious man hours to do some homeowners duties for them.

    That's why I am attempting to find some sort of a notice that we can post or mail. Most of the occupants appreciate the opportunity to modify thier landscape in the way that they desire rather than have some hot, sweaty, tired guy who wants go get to lunch come up with loppers and a chain saw

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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    I've seen the same problem here.
    Ya know, the first time I read the thread title, thats what I thought too.


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