OGDEN — The city improved more than 80 fire hydrants in Ogden so far this year in an effort to make sure firefighters can do all they can to protect people’s property.
The improvements to the hydrants, such as raising them or adjusting them, follows a report from the Ogden Fire Department on which needed more clearance or repairs. Last year, the city started inspecting the clearance around them as well as how well they worked.
“In an emergency situation, a fire hydrant can be the difference between minor repairs and major heartbreak,” according to a news release from the city.
The city also wants to remind residents to never park within 15 feet of any hydrant, plant shrubs or trees within 10 feet of one and report any vandalism or damage to the water utility office immediately.