DEP: Broken hydrants haven't impacted public safety

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responding to an audit released by the city comptroller that found it took weeks to repair broken fire

BROOKLYN - The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responding to an audit released by the city comptroller that found it took weeks to repair broken fire hydrants in Brooklyn.

The audit stated that it took an average of one month for broken fire hydrants in Brooklyn to be fixed. The citywide average is 18 days.

The DEP said "when hydrants are inoperative, DEP works closely with the FDNY to ensure that there is an adequate supply of water to fight fires and keep the public safe."

In the 2009 fiscal year, more than 4,700 Brooklyn fire hydrants had a work order placed on them. Thirteen of those listed were considered high-priority, meaning they were located in close proximity to a school or hospital.

New report reveals lag in fire hydrant repairs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Three people are accused of breaking into the 2 3 accused of breaking into Brooklyn laundromat
The MTA announced the 3 station in East 3 MTA: 3 train station to reopen in March
4 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
An 8-year-old who has shown his appreciation for 5 8-year-old spreads police appreciation message

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE