Dry hydrant will supply water for Provencal fire protection

Dry Hydrant 4

A dry hydrant was installed on Woodel Pond July 13 as a backup water supply for fire protection for the Village of Provencal and surrounding areas. JR Dupree ran the backhoe and Natchitoches Parish Fire District 4 members James Dupree, Brad Woodel, Bryan Miller, as well as Jr. firefighters Kasey Miller and Matthew Janet worked to complete the project. This site when hooked up to one of the fire district’s pumpers, which has the ability to produce around a 1,000 gallons of water a minute to fill tanker trucks.