Adopt-A-Hydrant

About Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

Here in Leavenworth, Chelan County Fire District 3 is asking the community to partner with us in our Adopt-A-Hydrant program. Adopting a fire hydrant close to your home or business will assist Fire Fighters by keeping hydrants cleared of snow during the winter and free of vegetation in the summer.

In the event of a fire, the quicker the Fire Department has access to water, the quicker they can put a fire out! Hydrant accessibility can help to prevent loss of property and/or life. You can help Chelan County Fire District #3 in this quest by adopting a hydrant and making sure that it is easily reachable throughout the year.

Who can participate?

Anyone!

  • Individuals/families
  • Neighborhood groups
  • Community organizations
  • Places of worship
  • Schools
  • Businesses

Responsibility

Adoption is a year-long commitment. Each season, this entails:

Winter Duties:

  • Remove snow after each snowfall in a 3 x 3 foot area around the hydrant
  • Make sure hydrant is clearly visible and accessible from the road

Summer Duties:

  • Remove vegetation in a 3 x 3 foot area around the hydrant
  • Make sure hydrant is clearly visible and accessible from the road
  • Do not plant shrubbery, flowerbeds, or any other vegetation around the hydrant

All Year:

  • If you notice that a fire hydrant has been:
    • Damaged
    • Is missing caps
    • Leaking water
    • Is blocked
  • Please notify Chelan County Fire District #3 at (509) 548-7711 or the City of Leavenworth at (509) 548-5275.

Sign up and name it

Signing up is easy. All you have to do is search for a hydrant near you and pick one that is available for adoption. Give it a name and take good care of it.

To sign up, go to: http://hydrants.chelanfd3.org/ or email us at hydrants@chelanfd3.org and we'll work with you to adopt an available hydrant or answer any questions you have about the program.

Have a question? Let us help!

For any questions about the program or responsibilities, please email us at hydrants@chelanfd3.org