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Dublin feels the pressure from project

DUBLIN — Up until this past year, there were 20 streets in the Town of Dublin lacking fire hydrants, and on some of the streets that did have hydrants, they were sub par.
Robbie Cecil, a firefighter with the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department, said that on one occasion, at least five years ago, he was able to stop the flow of water from a hydrant with his hand, and actually brought in Dublin Mayor Benny Skeens as a witness to that act.
Today, however, Cecil’s hand wouldn’t last a second in front of the water shooting out from any of those hydrants, now that the town’s water line project has been completed and a majority of the hydrants have water that flows at 1,000 gallons per minute.
At last week’s Dublin Town Council meeting, Cecil gave a report on the town’s hydrants and their improvements since the completion of the project.

There are now 350 fire hydrants in the town of Dublin, 103 of which are new, Cecil said.
As for the 20 streets mentioned above lacking hydrants, they now all have hydrants as well.
One of those locations lacking a hydrant was Dublin Elementary School.
Now, that a hydrant has been placed there, water can flow at 1,503 gallons per minute at 20 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) residual pressure, Cecil said.
Cecil added that one of the major changes in water flow has taken place at a hydrant located on Hanks Avenue, near Highland Ridge Rehab Center.
Before, the water flowed at only 267 gallons per minute, but, now, after the completion of the water line project, the water flows at 3,676 gallons per minute.
“This is a tremendous improvement,” Cecil said.
He added that when it comes to firefighting, this change has given members of the fire department “abilities we’ve never had before.”
Cecil said that in addition to fire protection, this project should help improve the quality of water for Dublin residents, as well by helping the water system to be cleaner.
Council member Dallas Cox questioned whether these improvements might have an effect on lowering certain insurance rates for Dublin residents, as some insurance companies ask clients if they have fire hydrants located on their streets.
Cecil later said he hoped it would have an effect on lowering those rates.
“Everyone has done an excellent job on this project from the beginning and throughout the process,” Cecil said, citing those who had worked to obtain funding through grants and loans, the contractors and inspectors, and all of the Town of Dublin’s employees.

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Dublin feels the pressure from project

DUBLIN — Up until this past year, there were 20 streets in the Town of Dublin lacking fire hydrants, and on some of the streets that did have hydrants, they were sub par.
Robbie Cecil, a firefighter with the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department, said that on one occasion, at least five years ago, he was able to stop the flow of water from a hydrant with his hand, and actually brought in Dublin Mayor Benny Skeens as a witness to that act.
Today, however, Cecil’s hand wouldn’t last a second in front of the water shooting out from any of those hydrants, now that the town’s water line project has been completed and a majority of the hydrants have water that flows at 1,000 gallons per minute.
At last week’s Dublin Town Council meeting, Cecil gave a report on the town’s hydrants and their improvements since the completion of the project.

There are now 350 fire hydrants in the town of Dublin, 103 of which are new, Cecil said.
As for the 20 streets mentioned above lacking hydrants, they now all have hydrants as well.
One of those locations lacking a hydrant was Dublin Elementary School.
Now, that a hydrant has been placed there, water can flow at 1,503 gallons per minute at 20 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) residual pressure, Cecil said.
Cecil added that one of the major changes in water flow has taken place at a hydrant located on Hanks Avenue, near Highland Ridge Rehab Center.
Before, the water flowed at only 267 gallons per minute, but, now, after the completion of the water line project, the water flows at 3,676 gallons per minute.
“This is a tremendous improvement,” Cecil said.
He added that when it comes to firefighting, this change has given members of the fire department “abilities we’ve never had before.”
Cecil said that in addition to fire protection, this project should help improve the quality of water for Dublin residents, as well by helping the water system to be cleaner.
Council member Dallas Cox questioned whether these improvements might have an effect on lowering certain insurance rates for Dublin residents, as some insurance companies ask clients if they have fire hydrants located on their streets.
Cecil later said he hoped it would have an effect on lowering those rates.
“Everyone has done an excellent job on this project from the beginning and throughout the process,” Cecil said, citing those who had worked to obtain funding through grants and loans, the contractors and inspectors, and all of the Town of Dublin’s employees.

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