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"Barn yard" hydrants


September 26, 2019

Private hydrants or “barn yard” hydrants have been illegal for many years within town limits. There are, however, a number of these fire plugs remaining throughout the municipality belonging to private citizens.

Like many of Moorcroft’s municipal laws, the town is still catching up on enforcement or removal of the ordinances as they come up. The reason for this ordinance, though, is safety, so the council chooses enforcement.

These old hydrants have no backflow preventer, explained Public Works Director Cory Allison at Monday night’s council meeting, so if a hose is ever attached...

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