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Do you Know your Local Hydrant?

By Lindsay Wochnick

Color-coded hydrants

Did you know…

  • The City of Portland Water Bureau currently maintains about 16,000 fire hydrants.
  • Portland has fire hydrants are located about every 1,000 feet, which is the standard spacing of fire hydrants in residential areas.
  • In downtown Portland, there are two hydrants for each intersection.
  • Hydrants are color-coded to give important information to firefighters. Freelance hydrant painting violates Portland's City Code.

HydrantLearn more…

Lindsay Wochnick
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