Upgrades to Fire Hydrants

You may notice some white paint on the streets of the association.  The paint may include the letters “LOC AWWD”.   This marks the location of the Alderwood Water and Wastewater line.  There also may be letters in multiple colors sprayed on the grass. These identify the location of the various untderground utilities (water, gas, power, phone, etc.)  This is all in prepartion for the replacement of some of the fire hydrants in the area.

Talking to the Alderwood Water and Wastewater crew, homeowners were told that there is nothing wrong with the existing hydrants.  However, they are twenty-five years old, and it is becoming difficult to obtain replacement parts for these units.  In order to be proactive and insure that the hydrants will work when needed, the old units are being replaced.

The process is rather quick.  It takes a few hours to replace the hydrant.  Crews return a few days later to pour a concrete pad around the new unit.

If you have more questions, please contact the Alderwood Water and Wastewater Department.