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New Dry Hydrant on Lakeview Ave at Newton Lake

In the beginning of the summer, Greenfield set a goal of updating the Dry Hydrant at Newtown Lake. On Sunday, October 19, the original unit, which was installed in 1988, was replaced with a brand new hydrant, which when tested, was capable of flowing almost 1,700 gallons per minute.

A "Dry Hydrant" is a connection installed into a water source, such as Newton Lake, so fire departments can remove water from it more efficiently. You may have noticed several of these throughout the community.

The installation process required two Greenfield Divers to brave the 50-degree water to help set the hydrant strainer on the bottom. While the water temperature was brisk, the 40-degree air temperature made for a chilling return to dry land for the divers.


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