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  • Use proper landscaping techniques to facilitate access to fire hydrants.

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

When landscaping around fire hydrants, Fort Collins Utilities and Poudre Fire Authority require:

  • 3 feet of clearance around hydrants so fire crews can locate hydrants quickly and connect fire hoses
  • 15 feet of clearance above hydrants for maintenance
  • 18 inches of vertical clearance from the hydrant's base to the center of the large cap so crews can connect fire hoses quickly and/or conduct maintenance

Additional Guidelines

  • Never paint a fire hydrant
  • Keep plants and landscaping to a minimum near hydrants
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Fort Collins Utilities Non-Discrimination Statement

Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.