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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