Fire Hydrants to Open Ahead of Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Kalamazoo area. Heat indices are projected to climb upward of 100 degrees over the next several days. Public Services staff is working closely with the Department of Public Safety to help control the number of fire hydrants that are open. Your cooperation is not only appreciated but necessary to help stop illegal and improper use of hydrants. Please note that there is a water park located on Florence near Burrell for all citizens to use and the Kik Pool at Upjohn Park is also currently open to the public.

The following fire hydrants will be open during hot weather daily beginning today from 1:00 p.m. to dusk by City staff:

Back end of Interfaith (building 1038) far NW corner
Burrell and Lawrence
Krom and Clay
Washington and March
Charlotte and Sherwood at Roosevelt Apartments
Clarence and Jackson
Norway and Princeton
Fairbanks and Center
Church and Norway
Elizabeth mid-block between Cobb and Westnedge

If you would like to request a fire hydrant be opened during warm weather, please contact the Public Services Department at (269) 337-8148. We also request your assistance in reporting any open hydrants in your area not identified above by giving us a call. This will assist us in keeping safe and reliable water flowing throughout the City.

City staff appreciates your help in safeguarding our infrastructure and avoiding unnecessary and costly repairs.

City of Kalamazoo

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