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    "One, it means extra fire hydrants; two, it will help the rural water districts to fix their lines; and three, it helps the public by reducing ISO rates."

    So they put in for a countywide grant to install regular water hydrants on the rural water district lines throughout their area.

    Their comments look to me to be pretty weak, but would it even be an acceptable idea? I don't think so IMHO, but I could be wrong.

    No idea where to put the hydrants, and poor coverage as most rural water districts simply don't have big enough lines, so they could only put them on the major distribution trunks.

    And can you imagine having to do 400 EHP's?
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    NST to Storz changeovers have been done for just the fittings, think dry hydrants were allowed at one point. But not whole hydrants, especially not if the water lines can't handle the flow rates needed to make them hydrants and not just water filling points.

    Hope they either didn't pay for the app to get done or whoever did it got the name of someone in DC that said they could....

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    Also interesting:

    If the grant is awarded, the next step would be to decide where the new fire hydrants would be installed.

    "We'll cross that bridge when we get there," Plunkett said.

    Isn't that how they figured out how many hydrants they needed?

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    I had no idea what you were talking about until I googled it.

    http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/local...ants-to-county
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er View Post
    Also interesting:

    If the grant is awarded, the next step would be to decide where the new fire hydrants would be installed.

    "We'll cross that bridge when we get there," Plunkett said.

    Isn't that how they figured out how many hydrants they needed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLY4420 View Post
    I had no idea what you were talking about until I googled it.

    http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/local...ants-to-county
    I was going off of the original post until I saw it in the Firehouse.com noon email.

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    The article is odd in many ways. Not only are hydrants ineligible, it says the application was submitted in "early 2013 and is pending."

    AFG was not in early 2013.

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    Yea I agree Sly nothing in this article makes any sense at all.
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    election year BS & propaganda hunting for votes

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