Federal Grant Helps Towns Install Hydrants

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA)

GOSHEN, MA – Two Hampshire County towns are getting federal money to install fire hydrants at natural water resources.

Goshen and Westhampton are each receiving $1,800 from the Department of Environmental Management to put in “dry” fire hydrants. Goshen is installing two in the Hammond Pond section of town, one on East Street near the Mill River, and one in the Lithia section. In Westhampton, according to Fire Chief Richard Tracy, hydrants will be installed at Pine Island Lake and a farm pond off Route 66.

Assistant Goshen Fire Chief Kim Dresser said a dry hydrant is put directly into a water source such as a pond.

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