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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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Pinpointing the names of officials, the report said KWSB Executive Engineer Works Tabish Raza Hasnain holds the responsibility of overall function of hydrant services and tankers operations, controls hydrant operations and safeguards the interest of the KWSB functions, but he failed to perform his official duty and is involved in running oversized connections at illegal hydrants.
During the hearing the KWSB managing director submitted a report, informing the court that 187 hydrants were demolished with the assistance of Rangers and Police on the court's directives.
Advocate-General (AG) Barrister Zamir Ghumro informed the court that the recovery of the water utility had increased by up to Rs80 million after the closures of illegal hydrants in the city.
WATER flooded onto the road in near Jesmond Dene after a fire hydrant was apparently tampered with.
Firefighters not only use hydrants when fighting fires but for filling up with water at the end of an incident to be ready for the next onRe.
Severn Trent has teamed up with Aquam Water Services to launch a campaign urging people to report suspicious hydrant activity to help them crackdown on the illegal activity - and become hydrant heroes.
Bapco, Air BP and Chevron have been awarded the right to supply aviation fuel and provide aircraft refuelling services at BIA while the purchase of the hydrant system assets were taken over by BJFCo from its current owners.
Greg Elbambo, deputy fire marshal, said these nonfunctional hydrants were located in Barangays Bangkal, Palanan, Poblacion and Comembo.
Misbah uddin Farid informed Governor Sindh that the Board was managing 11 hydrants in the city which were 24 during last year.
It said that the connections of these eight illegal hydrants were also severed.
If we can get anything out to the public, it's how vitally important it is that they get out there and get those hydrants shoveled,'' he said.