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hydrant

an outlet from a water main, usually consisting of an upright pipe with a valve attached, from which water can be tapped for fighting fires

hydrant

[′hī·drənt]
(civil engineering)

hydrant

1. An apparatus for drawing water directly from a main; consists of a hollow metal cylinder provided with one or more nozzles to which a hose may be attached, or with a valve or faucet, used for supplying large quantities of water.
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A statement on Friday said that he also directed that these hydrants at Gutter Baghicha/Old Golimar, New Nazimabad, Ahsenabad and Chakra Goth be dismantled.
He informed that a meter has been installed at the Sakhi Hassan Hydrant and meters at the remaining hydrants would be installed in a week.
Friday afternoon, as firefighters had trouble locating a hydrant because of accumulated snow.
According to details, at least two people were taken into custody while demolishing illicit hydrants.
Four hydrants were vandalised, affecting nearby properties including a doctors' surgery and Croxteth Fire Station.
Groves doubted firefighters could have saved the mill even with working hydrants because the fast-moving fire was "almost explosive in its progress.
Police and firefighters are growing concerned about the numbers of street fire hydrants that are being deliberately opened.
But while most of us enjoyed the sun, MLA Alban Maginness hit out at vandals who have been opening fire hydrants.
You don't want firefighters spending valuable time searching for hydrants when there's a house on fire.
BUSINESSES illegally tapping into water hydrants are costing Yorkshire Water millions of litres in lost water.
Unless they are with the fire department, hydrants are off-limits without prior authorization.