09/07/11 58 W, 1 I - + 3 - 2 Fire Dept. Use Only

Seen on the streets of Milwaukee. Guess it prevents Public Works or other agencies from tapping? Saw these here and there, maybe a half-dozen during a day of exploring. That would be an interesting posting or photo story. Comparing hydrants of major cities.

My guess would be to deter people from filling their pools on the public dime.
PW - 09/07/11 - 11:23

Or perhaps not an appropriate hydrant for use by water meters, for whatever reason.
JG - 09/07/11 - 13:10

Is that some type of lock-out device on the operating nut? It appears to be smooth… Maybe an anti-theft device for a hydrant?
Bob P. - 09/07/11 - 18:04

Some public works departments would like to put NOT FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT USE on some of the hydrants on the west side of the county.
Spanky - 09/07/11 - 22:00

Bob go about a quarter of the way down the page…

B-Mac - 09/08/11 - 00:04

Saw this type of hydrant today in Chicago. Guess it also uses a special type of socket wrench to open:

Legeros - 09/08/11 - 01:14

Hydrant collars such as the one shown in the photo serve not only to deter illegal operations, but help to prevent someone sawing off the stem in order to recycle it.
RWECC - 09/09/11 - 02:05

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