In the time it takes to locate and shovel out a snow-buried hydrant, a minor fire can turn into a major one.
Firefighters rely on residents to keep hydrants accessible throughout winter.
Keep the hydrant close to your property clear. Help out neighbors by clearing hydrants anywhere in town.
- Clear snow 3 feet away from the hydrant in every direction.
- Shovel a path to the street.
- Make sure firefighters can easily locate and work around the hydrant.
University Heights hydrant locations are marked on the map below.
If you want to choose a specific hydrant, contact Officer Brian Brinkema by leaving a message for him with the Communications Center at 319-356-6800. You do not have to sign up: just go out and clear.
Firefighters — and neighbors — will appreciate your help.