Adopt-a-Hydrant program

Snow-covered fire hydrants can take precious time to find and clear when firefighters respond to an emergency, but a new Adopt-A-Hydrant program aims to reward residents who help keep them easy to find and access.

The North Liberty Fire Department, with the help of the North Liberty Firefighter Foundation, is launching a new program for the North Liberty area called Adopt-A-Hydrant. The Adopt-a-Hydrant program rewards residents who take ownership of a fire hydrant within their neighborhood.

After each snowfall, participating residents will clear 3-foot by 3-foot area around their adopted hydrant, with an access path 3-foot wide to the hydrant from the street so that it is visible and accessible.

After each snow accumulation of two inches or more, the adopted fire hydrants will be inspected by the North Liberty Fire Department no sooner than 24 hours after the snowfall ends. If the assigned hydrant has been cleared, the hydrant’s “owner” will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to Casey General Store. Each time the hydrant is cleared and inspected, the owner will be re-entered into the drawing. Three winners will be drawn at the end of March.

To sign up, or for more information, please contact Jonathan Lundquist at jlundquist@northlibertyiowa.org.