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A dry fire hydrant. Sounds a bit like an oxymoron. Or a useless hydrant anyway.

Audubon Fire Department installed three dry hydrants, the first in the area.

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"It's a fairly new practice," said Dean Schmidt, WesMin Resource Conservation and Development coordinator.

A dry hydrant consists of PVC pipes running from a lake to a hydrant where fire departments can hook up to drain water from the lake during fires.

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