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hydroseeder water filling

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JTS Landscaping lawn, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 378

    were do most of you fill up your hydroseeders if a hydrant to you need permits or anything.
  2. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    I have 2 sources. 1 is i have a port. pump and we seem to have streams in my area with in 15 minutes of any job i have done. 2 is where i live and covering a mile area i can use hydrants being a vol. fire fighter the county know i know how to turn on and off a hydrant the proper way. I keep tract of my water and pay for it 4.00 per 1000 gal. pretty cheap really.
  3. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    after 9/11 its very very very tough to get water legally outta hydrants. we either use a trash pump if a lake is nearby or go to local water company and fill up there. some county/municipal/state jobs already have the permits which works out most of the time...
  4. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    Around here you can hook a double check to a hydrant and let it rip.
  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    Here in the City of Wilson will gladly give you a 2" hydrant meter coupled with an RP backflow device, after a month or so they will come read the meter and send you a bill.

    Utilize it from any hydrant, i'd take it home every night, they can be expensive to replace.
  6. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    Thats pretty neat here what hydrants i can use, we use a western count. Hydroseeder holds 500 gal. nurse tank holds 500 gal. call county when done tell how many tanks used and get billed later $ 4.00 per 1000 gal. of water.

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