Thanks for your contribution to public safety

It's important to keep fire hydrants clear!

Thanks for helping us dig out! If it keeps going like this, the Winter of 2015 will long be remembered as one of the harshest in decades.

Maine Water has hundreds of fire hydrants (more than 1,200, actually!) to clear every time it snows. Once again, we are all facing a tough Maine winter, and the parade of storms that has been hitting the state recently is just amazing. Once we clean up after one storm, another’s right behind it!

If you’re one of those kind people who has “adopted” a fire hydrant in your neighborhood and keeps it shoveled out, we want to thank you. As you might imagine, we have been spending hundreds of man-hours shoveling out hydrants this winter. Although Lewiston is not in our service area, we certainly take notice of and are motivated by unfortunate events like this, as reported recently by WMTW-TV. One of Maine Water’s most important priorities is to do everything in our power to keep hydrants free and clear.

We play a crucial role in fire protection, helping towns and cities make sure that plenty of water under adequate pressure is always available to municipal fire departments, to fight a fire in the unfortunate event that one breaks out. We appreciate the help of any safety-minded citizen who takes the initiative, beats us to the punch and, shovel in hand, gets the job done before we can. Thank you very much!

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3 Responses to Thanks for your contribution to public safety

  1. Angel Forrest says:

    Is there a hydrant locator map anywhere so we can dig out our closest one?

    • mainewater says:

      Angel, We will send along a kml file of hydrant locations that will work in Google Earth. It may take us a day or two to pull that together. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Stephen Cox at scox@mainewater.com or at (800) 287-1643.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Can the file be made public of the hydrants?

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