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Dry Hydrant Fire Protection Program

Fire hydrants are rare in rural Pennsylvania. As a result, many rural Keystone State homeowners have watched their property go up in flames while firefighters transported water from miles away. 

There is a solution – dry fire hydrants. 

A dry hydrant is a non-pressurized pipe system permanently installed in a pond or lake. Rural firefighters can use the hydrant to deliver large quantities of water over an extended time period. Dry hydrants help save not only lives but can reduce homeowner insurance premiums when installed in close proximity to rural homes. Central Electric Cooperative has supported this endeavor since 1994.

Penn Soils R.C. & D., a state-run organization, can help facilitate design and construction of a dry hydrant system. If you or your neighbor is interested, please contact Wes Ramsey at 814-726-1441 for more information.

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