City of Hendersonville to upgrade aging fire hydrants, some 70-100 years old

City of Hendersonville to upgrade aging fire hydrants, some 70-100 years old

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The City of Hendersonville says it is ramping up efforts on a project to upgrade hydrants throughout its water system, but particularly inside the city limits, where the majority of the older hydrants are located.

“Our hydrant replacement program is aimed at improving public safety and reliability,” said City Manager John Connet. “Many of the hydrants scheduled to be replaced are between 70 to 100 years old.”

Commonly, older hydrants are red, have only two nozzles, and have no valve to isolate the hydrant from the water system, protecting consumers from being unnecessarily affected by service disruption when future hydrant repairs or replacements are required…

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