Cuppa Joe – Hydrant Painters go with the Flow

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I had every intention of writing a post on the newly painted hydrants. However Cuppa Joe beat me to it. Read the article here.

I will add that the Roanoke Firefighters put in a lot of hard work in the hottest months of the year to get those hydrants completed. Each of the hydrants had to be flow tested, to check the water flow capabilities, painted silver, the bonnets had to be color coded for the proper water flow, and then a tag had to be attached. Each hydrant in the City had this completed. Bolts were loosened on some hydrants that were 100 years old. Those bolts probably hadn’t been touched since they were put in service.

The last of the hydrants are being completed in the following weeks.

Thanks for the hat tip Joe.

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