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Filling from a hydrant without permission and/or a meter might get you arrested. I use a small pump and usually fill up at a stream or pond. For this too, you sometimes need permission.
For mulch in your area, you might try Lesco or Ewing Irrigation. Or do a search for hydromulch.
You used to be able to rent a meter here in town, and fill from any low pressure hydrant.That is no longer the case, you have to go directly to the water company's main yard and fill your tanks there. You are then billed at the end of the month. We use water on site when possible, and use a nurse tank to supplement the on site line, and keep filling it while spraying from the seeder. Then we use a small transfer pump like Muddstopper to fill the seeder faster with 2 incoming sources of water. We have had good results with Profile products, look them up on the web at :www.profileproducts.com, and get a list of dealers in your area. The same can be done with about any mulch supplier.