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    just wondering how many depts. inspect/flow test hydrants more than once a year.
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    Flow in the spring
    convicts from county jail paint in the summer any hydrants that have changes. Every 5 years we paint all of our hydrants yellow and NFPA color from ground to nut.
    pump down in the fall. (stick a hose in the hydrant and suck out the water to keep from freezing) we go back up to three times if h2o still is in the hydrant we call the water district and have the fix it.

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    My department inspects hydrants at least three times a year
    in the Spring we flow the hydrants
    in the summer we will change the color of the tops to reflect the current flow rate. Every 5 years we will power wash the loose paint off of all hydrants and the county prisoners will paint them yellow and we will paint he color code on the top.
    in the fall we will pump down the hydrants in order to get the undrained water out of the hydrants for the winter. any that have water in them on the third pump down we call the the person in charge of our hydrants and he calls the water district. We have about 80 hydrants and most of the inspections take a day or two to do.

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    We test twice a year, flow test in the summer months, and static in the winter.

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    We inspect/ paint if needed twice a year. Flow once but it is broken up into different zones so one year it is a dry season and the next year it could be a wet one.
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    The village water department is responsible for maintenance. We go out once a year and turn the hydrants on to see if they flow and clean them out. Doing the flow test is something I fought for a while back but didn't get very far. So I dropped it, you need to pick your battles. We are primarily unhydranted anyway so we typically uses tanker shuttles. We don't even use the ponds anymore, simply hook one truck to the other and pump it in.

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