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Fire Hydrants

Flushing a hydrant is part of the bi-annual service each hydrant receives.

Fire hydrants are painted different colors to allow firefighters to quickly identify the flow rate of any fire hydrant. Knowing the flow rate of a fire hydrant tells them how much water it can provide for firefighting operations.
 
Red hydrants are up to 500 gallons per minute

Orange hydrants are from 500 - 1,000 gallons per minute

Green hydrants are from 1,000 – 1,500 gallons per minute

Blue hydrants are 1,500 + gallons per minute