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Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are installed and maintained for the protection of the residents and building owners of the community from extended loss by fire. It is important that certain regulations and standards be observed so that the use of the hydrants by the Fire Department is not impaired.

The following regulations, as well as those set forth by the National Fire Protection Association, the American Insurance Association, the Water Departments, and those covered by City/County Ordinance, must be observed to enable this department to function properly without delay.

1. All fire hydrants are to be free of bulkheads, fences, brush, plants, hedges, etc. with at least three feet clearance all around.

2. All fire hydrants are to be free of obstacles in order that the fire hydrant may be seen by approaching fire trucks for at least 200 feet.

3. All hydrants should be painted a color so as to be visible under adverse light and weather conditions. The colors painted on the hydrants are applied by Water Purveyors and are not to be changed except by permission of these departments.

4. All fire hydrants should have at least 15 inches of clearance between the ground and the bottom of the lowest port. This must be figured at finished grade level. The break-away flange must at all times be above the finished grade level.

We thank you for your cooperation.

Fire Services
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3650 | F. 425.587.3671