One small North Carolina town is dealing with a problem right under its feet. Low water pressure is causing a real problem for firefighters in the town of Grover during emergency situations. Several times in the past few years crews say when they need water to put out fires, all they get from the hydrants is a trickle.
The latest happened just a couple of days ago.
But fixing the problem would cost untold millions, so officials are looking for other ways to deal with the situation.
“Basically, we couldn’t fill the hose.” Jimmy Hensley has been in the fire services for nearly forty years. He says he’s seen a lot, but what he saw Monday, he’d rather not see again. “When we’re using a five-inch water hose pulling from a six-inch waterline, it doesn’t leave very much residual left over,” Hensley detailed.
“In fact, there was an issue.”