TERRE HAUTE —
Riley Fire Department members were out in the township Thursday testing dry hydrants.
Dry hydrants are connected to a static source of water such as a pond or lake and are typically located in rural areas where the standard forced hydrants of municipal water systems are not readily available.
The fire department, which maintains 10 dry hydrants, flushes the hydrants and then pulls from the body of water to ensure proper flow is available and that the hydrant is working correctly.
The testing also allows fire department members to learn hydrant locations.