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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
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hydrant

[′hī·drənt]
(civil engineering)
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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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'It is unreasonable to close the water supply to fire hydrants. If the water supply needs to be stopped at a certain time for a good reason, then the authorities should look for alternatives to ensure that hydrants are working all the time.
The crisis was triggered after a tanker driver, Naeem, was injured by a bullet during a protest at Sakhi Hassan hydrant on Tuesday evening.
Last summer saw firefighters attacked as they tried to turn off broken hydrants in the Wood End area of the city, having bottles and stones hurled at them.
The KWSB chief asked the water board officers to also mention in the report if the law enforcement personnel don't cooperate with the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board in action against illegal hydrants.
He said Rawalpindi Development Authority Chairman Arif Abbasi visited the Pirwadhai General Bus Stand and Commercial Market and decided to utilise the hydrants.
The action to restore the fire hydrants was taken on the complaints of the residents of these areas, he said adding, now three fire hydrants of WASA at Pirwadhai, Commercial Market and Liaquat Bagh would work 24 hours a day.
According to Chief Engineer Mohammad Ali Memon, 8 illegal hydrants stealing water from the canal was demolished during the action.
According to a spokesman of the anti-corruption department, the officials have sealed three illegal hydrants in Karachi West and detained 10 people.
Reports say the cantonment boards have not conducted tests of water supplied by private tankers and also there are no details on water hydrants in the area even though more than 70pc of cantonment residents rely on private tankers for their water supply.A senior district administration official was quoted as saying that most of the people around Jhelum Road and Airport Road were acquiring water from private tankers.
ISO captures data related to individual fire hydrants and other static water supply sources across the United States, which the firm says can be more reliable than estimates based on municipal standards for the number of hydrants in a given community.
The report said that 53 illegal hydrants were supplying water via private water tankers and the water coming from these hydrants was unfit for consumption.