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.
- You can locate the nearest hydrant to your property on PortlandMaps. Type in your service address and follow the tabs for Maps and then Water.
- Read about Portland's hydrant history by visiting http://www.firehydrant.org/pictures/pdx_01.html.