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Clear snow from fire hydrants - Posted: Tues, Mar 6, 2018, 09:32 am
Please remember that the Community Standards bylaw in Didsbury requires all residents to have their snow cleared from the sidewalk adjacent to their houses within 24 hours after the last snow fall. Municipal Enforcement Officers will be proactively enforcing this bylaw all winter.

Adopt a Hydrant or make sure you've cleared the snow away from a hydrant on your own property.This will help ensure that people using the sidewalks are safe from slipping on the ice.

A big thank you to all those good neighbours who go the extra mile and shovel the sidewalk next door or help out the person who cannot easily do it themselves!

And don't forget the fire hydrants in town.

Fire hydrants are there for your protection. Hydrants need to be clear of snow in order for fire crews to locate them as quickly as possible, should an emergency arise.

If you see a buried hydrant in your residential area, kindly shovel it out. Town crews clear the snow on sidewalks adjacent to public facilities, parks and open spaces, and they do their best to get out there as quickly as possible, but if you have a fire hydrant in your front yard, shovel around it, especially after a snowfall. A 3 foot radius is all that is needed when seconds count. If a fire occurs, hydrants are needed now, not after the snow has melted.

And if you don't have a hydrant in your own yard, consider "adopting" a hydrant. If you adopt a hydrant, we say thank you for contributing to the safety of our community.

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