Knox Water Department crews recently replaced a couple of fire hydrants that were part of the city’s original water system. Superintendent Todd Gardner says the new hydrants were installed on West Delaware Street at Pearl and Main Streets. The new hydrants have a six-inch flow capacity, compared to the four-inch of the previous ones. Water Superintendent Todd Gardner says the water flow capacity of the new ones has doubled as a result.
He says one of the hydrants was leaking, and parts were not available to fix it. The other had been out of service for several years. The new hydrants also have shutoff valves. Gardner advised the board of works they were installed without tearing up curbs or sidewalks.
Photos courtesy of the Knox Water Department.