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How long does it take to get a fire hydrant back in service?

Kevin Maurer
StarNews
Fire hydrant

A fire hydrant is covered with a plastic wrapper indicating that it is not in service. (StarNews file photo)

The full question:

“How long does it take to get a fire hydrant back in service right in front of a school building on South Fourth Street? There are a lot of historic buildings in the area as well as schools.”

And the answer:

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, which oversees New Hanover County’s water and sewer, was not aware the fire hydrant was out of service, according to Carey Disney Ricks, CFPUA spokeswoman. She said typically reports of malfunctioning hydrants come from the fire department.

“CFPUA sincerely appreciates our customers alerting us when there is some portion of our service area in need of attention,” she wrote in an email. “Your reader’s inquiry was the first report our crews had received and they acted immediately. Within the hour after receiving the email inquiry, our crews had visited the hydrant site and restored service.”

Ricks said to report water or sewer emergencies, customers should call customer service at (910) 332-6550 or the authority’s emergency call center at (910) 332-6565.

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One Response to “ How long does it take to get a fire hydrant back in service?”

  1. On January 15, 2012 at 9:17 am Robert wrote:

    That is an interesting answer. There sure seems to be a lot of fire hydrant that have orange or black bags on them. How do they get there? I would think that who ever puts then on the hydrant also notify CFPUA.



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