New Hydrant Cost
All things considered, a new hydrant and installation will cost around $5,000.
Sometimes replacing the entire hydrant system is the best route to take.
A new main valve assembly costs between $900 and $1,200 plus installation.
In most cases, you can save money by fixing part of they hydrant.
The Emotional Cost
"Fire departments in the United States respond to 1.8 million fires each year or about four fires every minute.
Annually, more than 5,000 Americans are killed and 100,000 are injured as a result of fires, and annual property loss due to fires has been estimated to be as high as $10 billion."
Firefighter Life Safety Research Center, Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 2008
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This happened at a Chicago warehouse in January 2013. It took A LOT of water to do that and the brave firefighters couldn't have done it without a few working fire hydrants!