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Fire hydrants not possible with Gage County Rural Water Project

Gage County Supervisors were hoping to install fire hydrants and fire truck fill up points along the rural water project near Wymore, however that will not be possible.  According to Ted McIntyre, the project engineer, fire hydrants being added to the line will not be possible because the system was designed for drinking water.  The line will run from just north of Highway 136, just south of Beatrice, to the southeast corner of Odell.   The pressure in the line may not meet requirements for fire trucks, as they may suck the line dry before it’s even known.  Fireman should be able to get water from the tank, which is locate east of Wymore, if the need were to arise, and would not deplete the water supply to where it would not impact the rural water customers.

 

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Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.