City in Washington considering locks for water hydrants; adding fill stations for other companies

  • Source: KXLY-TV ABC 4 Spokane
  • Published: 09/04/2019 12:00 AM

The City of Spokane is considering adding locks to its fire hydrants, and adding fill stations throughout the city for third-party companies to use after water was contaminated in a Hillyard neighborhood. In July, residents in some Hillyard neighborhoods were without water after a hydroseed truck was using the city's water hydrant to fill their truck and contaminated it. That damage cost the city a "conservative estimate" of $50,000, said Marlene Feist, a spokesperson for the city. They're still looking for who did it too. "The police department is continuing to work with us to see if we can identify for sure who is responsible for that," she said. There has been no criminal complaint filed yet, the police department said. Currently, companies have to apply for a permit to tap into the city's water system through the hydrant.


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