The Borough of Somerville is pleased to announce the launch of a community service program in Somerville, Adopt a Fire Hydrant. While not unique to public safety, the overall concept of this program is a one of a kind program in New Jersey. Mirrored after Adopt a Hydrant program in Boston, MA, the Somerville program allows for the on-line adoption of one of over 200 fire hydrants in Somerville, New Jersey. During a fire, seconds can count when the fire department needs to locate a fire hydrant to supply water to a fire.
This program was developed and deployed by Somerville Troop 84 Eagle Scout Candidate Shanmukha Akkapeddi.
We now ask the residents and business owners of Somerville to do their part and adopt a fire hydrant.
If you have ready adopted a hydrant, we ask that you please ensure that it is cleared during the upcoming winter.
Thanks again for you assistance with this project.