January 6, 2014 – As winter’s snow continues to accumulate, please help the City of Midland Fire & Water Departments by adopting the fire hydrant closest to your home or business and keeping it free of snow during the winter season.


Please make it a point to uncover your fire hydrant after each and every snowfall.  Clear a path approximately 3 feet around the hydrant and shovel a path from the street or roadway up to the fire hydrant.  These actions will allow the Fire & Water Departments to quickly locate the fire hydrant, obtain a water supply for firefighting activities, and give the Water Department  room to work on the hydrant should the need arise.  Please consider helping a neighbor with a medical condition or who is elderly, by shoveling out a hydrant in front of their home.  This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.


At a fire, the Fire Department must quickly locate and gain a water supply source from the closest fire hydrant.  On behalf of the entire City of Midland, thank you for keeping the community’s fire hydrants clear of snow and keeping our community safe!


Call the City of Midland Water Distribution Department at 989-837-6950 with any questions.