A fire. Municipal firefighters will not have enough water to light an enormous fire without a working fire hydrant. In order to ensure all fire hydrants are maintained in good condition, most municipalities conduct biannual repairs to fire hydrants and maintenance tasks.
This video provides an explanation of how it is that the City of Bloomington, MN, handles its biannual fire projects for maintenance of the hydrants. The first time the crews inspect the fire hydrants is when the snow is gone. Certain hydrants could have been damaged in the course of snow removal. Maintenance workers ensure they are able to retain pressure, reduce pressure as well as allow water flow.
Additionally, they flush the fire hydrants when they reach the point where the water lines end in the summer. If left unflushed, these fire hydrants could become blocked in the process, accumulating sediment.
When the experts discover any malfunctions with the fire hydrants they will fix immediately, and make sure that they’ll be in good condition for use at any time.
To find out more about repairs and maintenance for fire hydrants take a look at the video in full and call the fire department in your neighborhood.