In 2014, Eastham approved the installation of a municipal water system, which includes fire hydrants. To see the hydrant closest to your home, view the Fire Hydrant Map page. On the left side of the page, select "Layers", then "FIRE HYDRANTS". Hydrants icons that are blue are active and operational.
To see when water will be installed in other streets of Eastham, visit the Municipal Water District website.
As for Insurance savings, you may be referring to the "ISO", or Insurance Services Offices rating. This is an independent agency that rates fire departments and the fire protection of the community (1 is best, 10 being worst). The grading system looks at response time to fires, staffing, and training of firefighters, equipment, and dispatching. Reliable access to water accounts for about 40% of the grading system. For the Recently, Eastham was reviewed and dropped their score from a 9 to a 4 (in areas within 1000' of a hydrant). While not every insurance company uses the ISO score to determine premiums, some companies are discounting policies due to the improvement in the score.
To determine the specific savings available to you, please contact your insurance company.
If you have other questions regarding fire hydrants or the ISO rating, please contact the Eastham Fire Department at 508-255-2324 or by emailing Dan Keane.