Part of this project was funded from a $7,125 grant from the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts through the Vermont Rural Fire Protection Program. Labor and equipment were provided by Barkus Excavating along with assistance from the Readsboro Fire Department and the Readsboro Department of Public Works.
In areas without water mains and domestic fire hydrants, the dry hydrant concept can provide a simple, cost-effective solution to the need for access to water sources without delay. A dry hydrant consists of an arrangement of piping with one end in the water and the other end extending to dry land and available for connection to a pumper.
Readsboro officials wish to extend a thank you to landowner Robert Marcechal for his cooperation and assistance that allowed the West Hill area of Readsboro to be served by this new hydrant.
The addition of this dry hydrant is just one example of the many services provided by the fire department in preparation for the next alarm.