Friday, 24 September 2010 00:00
The Hicksville Water District (HWD) continues its commitment of its aggressive Fire Hydrant Maintenance Program with full field inspections and maintenance of all hydrants.
As part of its mission, public safety measures are currently being taken by inspecting each hydrant for any apparent deficiencies, inspecting all caps, greasing all threads and taking static readings. What’s more, each hydrant is being tested to ensure they drain properly.
In the event of a fire, precious time is lost when firefighters do not have properly working hydrants, and the HWD is committed to servicing all 1,600-plus hydrants in the District. The HWD also routinely tests all hydrants for performance, inspects them for leaks, and flushes them to keep maximum pressure. All hydrant technicians are properly trained to respond to any damage, leaks or accidents. The district believes that this attention to detail and accent on public safety is a major advantage to local management and control of the water district.
Chairman of the Board Nicholas Brigandi said, “We live in the Hicksville Water District, and we are highly aware of safety and operational issues that affect us all. We respond to and manage the water supply from a deep sense of personal responsibility to our community. Our maintenance program stays within our annual budget, and we wish to notify all our customers about our ongoing activities within the community so they will not be alarmed.”
For more information please contact the Hicksville Water District’s office at 4 Dean Street, Hicksville, NY 11801, 931-0184, or visit www.hicksvillewater.org.