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Fire Hydrants

Fair Oaks Water District (FOWD) has strategically located fire hydrants throughout the FOWD service area for the health and safety of our customers.

Any use of a FOWD fire hydrant, including construction water, dust control, fire department training, swimming pool filling, etc., is unauthorized and requires prior approval.

Fire Hydrants Maintenance Program

FOWD has established a program for the regular maintenance and operation of FOWD fire hydrants.  Per FOWD standards and specifications, FOWD-owned fire hydrants will maintain a three-foot clearance and will be painted white.  If you see a FOWD fire hydrant that needs maintenance, please contact FOWD.

Other Fire Hydrant Uses - Approval Required

FOWD requires an approved Application for Construction Meter for fire hydrant use other than for emergency firefighting and FOWD purposes.  Please contact FOWD to obtain an application.

Application for Construction Meter 

Report Theft

FOWD requires a FOWD-approved meter and backflow device to be installed on the fire hydrant for all authorized use.  If you see a FOWD fire hydrant being used without a meter and backflow device, please contact FOWD.

FOWD Contact Information

Phone: (916) 967-5723    Email: