Fire Hydrant Rules

Fire Hydrants

In order to provide efficient fire protection for you and your neighbors the Dixon City Fire Department rely on an easily found and accessible fire hydrants for water supply.  Finding and accessing these hydrants in the event of an emergency is critical and can mean the difference between a little or a lot of property loss.

Your assistance is need in keeping the hydrants clear of obstacles.

Obstruction:

There needs to be a three (3) foot clearance around the hydrant of any debris and obstructions. Keep grass, bushes, fencing, tree branches, weeds or other obstacles away from the hydrant to allow for rapid location and easy access for firefighters.

Parking:

Don't block a fire hydrant by parking a vehicle next to it. Vehicles cannot be parked any closer than 15 feet to a fire hydrant from any direction.

Leaking or Broken Hydrants:

If you find a fire hydrant that is leaking, broken, or malfunctioning you should report it to the City of Dixon's Water Department at (815) 288-3381

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