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Paint brightens hydrants around town for practical use
Green caps and top indicate a flowage of 1,000 to 1,499 gallons per minute. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Many fire hydrants throughout the city have received a new, and more noticeable, paint job. The red-bodied hydrants with caps of either blue, orange, red or green are meant to indicate how much water firefighters will get from the neighborhood fixtures if needed. Monroe Fire Chief Daryl Rausch could not remember a time during his 15 years with the department that flow tests on city fire hydrants had been performed.