Washington does it again. Future housing numbers will look even worse without fire hydrants to facilitate development approvals. What was it thinking with this regulation knowing that water systems will err on the side of caution? How much lead, if any exists at all, circulates out of hydrant laterals and back into water system pipes? If it is concerned about hydrants opened for summer bathing or emergency transfer purposes, use education to deter consumption. Hope it drops another 5% today.