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Public Utilities employee restores county’s oldest fire hydrant

Two men standing behind a red & black fire hydrant
A 19th-century fire hydrant in the Lakeside community has been repurposed and brought back to life. The 118-year-old “Corey” hydrant, which helped to save the homes and lives of many Henrico residents, is now being preserved by a Public Utilities employee.

Utility technician Chance Rollison volunteered to repair and replace fire hydrants after overhearing his supervisor discuss a list of hydrants that were scheduled for replacement. Always being mechanically inclined, Rollison began restoring the 1895 Corey in 2016. The hydrant had been inoperable for eight years. Continue reading Public Utilities employee restores county’s oldest fire hydrant