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Private Hydrants

After a fair number of positive comments recently, nothing like the reality of the job to come storming back. Many cities in our country have the challenge of private hydrants – those installed by private developers outside the jurisdiction of the public system. Typically, this step is taken by the developers to push a development forward without needing to give the easements to a public entity that are required for access and maintenance in the public system. Yet, years later, home and business owners are often surprised they are being served by private hydrants. See the attached story, which in my humble opinion lets off the developer almost without comment – which is a huge disservice to understanding the story.
Fox 5 on Private Hydrants

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