What is a private fire hydrant?
Also, what is the difference between private and public fire hydrants?
Private hydrants are maintained by private companies. “The difference is really where they are located, besides who maintains them and owns them. The private fire hydrants are located on private property, whereas public fire hydrants, they are located within the city right-of-way or in public easements,” Peterson said.
Similarly, how much is a fire hydrant worth? Many municipalities sell their old hydrants at scrap value, currently around $0.03 per pound, making the above ground section worth very little. Typical prices paid to water departments for an old hydrant range from $5 to $35 in scrap fees.
Also asked, what is the minimum flow rate for a fire hydrant?
Does a fire hydrant lower property value?
Distance to a fire hydrant: For your home to score a low number on the ISO rating scale, there must be a fire hydrant near your property. The closer this hydrant stands to the foot of your property, the better. If you live in a newer community where the homes have sprinklers, you could score a lower FSRS.