The Auburn Fire Rescue Department is reminding residents about its Adopt a Hydrant program.  With snow already flying this season, and over 500 hydrants around Auburn, the Department is seeking residents’ assistance in keeping these hydrants clear.

In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home or business? Or does it get buried under a snow pile? For many years, the town has encouraged residents and business owners to “adopt a fire hydrant” near their property and keep snow shoveled away from it during the winter season. This will ensure hydrants are visible and will greatly speed the response time in case of an emergency.

There is no need to notify the town about a hydrant you have adopted, as this is an informal volunteer program. Your help is appreciated!

For more information contact the Auburn Water Department at (508) 832-5336 or e-mail Water Superintendent Ken Smith at ksmith@auburnwater.com  or if you are served by the Elm Hill Water District contact Water Superintendent Ed Gurries at (508) 832-5336. Fire Chief Stephen Coleman can be reached at (508) 832-7800 or e-mailscoleman@town.auburn.ma.us.