Why you should be outside during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a new situation for everyone, and we’re all learning how to deal with it together. For many people, this situation provokes stress and anxiety. We must fight this secondary threat that comes along with isolation to stay strong and healthy both physically and mentally.What is the best way to manage stress and anxiety during these troubling times?  Well, there is…

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Spigot or Spicket?

The word spigot is widely used across the United States as a term for “faucet” or often to refer to a yard hydrant or water pump. In parts of the country, it is clearly pronounced with a hard G sound. But drive an hour south and you might find people…

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Frost-Free Spigots

With winter upon us, things are beginning to freeze and many of us need to worry about our water supplies. Is your spigot at risk for frosting over? Not if you own a Woodford Y34!The Woodford Y34 yard hydrant is designed to withstand freezing temperatures, it works with a valve…

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The Woodford Y34 Yard Hydrant

The Woodford yard hydrant has been an American icon since 1929. These little orange yard hydrants can be found everywhere from New York to California. The hydrants are an iconic element of farmlands, nurseries, campgrounds and more! Woodford manufacturing company invented the Woodford Y34 model to withstand the high heats…

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Water theft is more common than you think!

According to an article published by the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse organization, in the community of Lake Peekskill, New York, 200 residents were caught stealing water from the neighborhood. Estimated costs were of $450,000 that the law-abiding homes were carrying (incurring) in property taxes. In Mystic, Iowa, a water thief…

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Getting Smart About Water Theft

Water theft and vandalism can be a major issue for owners of Woodford yard hydrants. The Woodford Y34 model, is one of Woodford's most popular products but is also the most susceptible. Water theft is extremely difficult to track as much of it goes unreported. However, annual loses are estimated…

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The Inception of Hydra Secure

Woodford Manufacturing has been creating the Woodford Yard Hydrant model Y34 since 1929. This was the company’s first freezless yard hydrant. In 2014, Carl Niemi invented the yard hydrant locking collar to protect his Y34 Woodford Yard Hydrant. With the realization that outdoor hydrants are very vulnerable to vandalism, Carl…

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