New report reveals lag in fire-hydrant repairs

The city's comptroller is letting Brooklyn residents know that area fire hydrants are not being fixed in a quick and efficient manner.According to Comptroller John

BROOKLYN - The city's comptroller is letting Brooklyn residents know that area fire hydrants are not being fixed in a quick and efficient manner.

According to Comptroller John Liu, the report shows that broken fire hydrants near schools and hospitals are among those not being fixed in a timely fashion.

The blame, he says, should be put on the Department of Environmental Protection for allowing more than a dozen fire hydrants to go over a year without being repaired.

It took, on average, 26.6 days for fire hydrants to be fixed in Brooklyn, according to Liu.

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