The Dry Hydrant on Island Road next to Knops Pond has been completed and put into service. This completes the fire protection expansion for the most densely settled area in town. The 2015 Town meeting voted funds to build two cisterns and a dry hydrant to provide a water supply for fire suppression for several hundred homes in the Lost Lake/Knops Pond area. The cisterns are located adjacent to Grotonwood’s parking lot and off Weymisset Road. Several fires over the years have destroyed a number of homes and brush fires are an ever present danger. Please be mindful of proper disposal of cigarettes and carefully monitor all fires in the outdoors.