Posted on: September 7, 2017

Fire Hydrants

fire hydrant-orange

The City has been getting numerous questions about the different colors of fire hydrants. The Water department in conjunction with the Moundridge Fire Department have been flow testing hydrants as time and schedules allow. The different color of tops and caps depends on how many gallons of water they will flow per minute. 

The orange caps mean they flow from 500-999 gpm (gallons per minute). fire hydrant-orange

Green is 1000-1499 gpm (gallons per minute). 

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These are all set up by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).

The City would also ask that homeowners that have hydrants on their property keep a clean radius of 6’ around them. This would include bushes, trees, flowers or anything else that would get in the way of easy access for the Fire Department if they would ever need to use that hydrant in the event of a fire.

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