fire hydrants

Long Beach Fire Hydrant

New Long Beach Fire Hydrants Won’t Rust, Freeze, Or Get Opened By Wrong People

In Long Beach, some revolutionary new fire hydrants have been turning a lot of heads.

06/10/2014

Sen. Schumer calls on EPA to exempt fire hydrants from new lead rules, Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Federal Rule To Trash Fire Hydrants ‘Makes No Sense Whatsoever’

The senator is taking issue with the EPA’s interpretation of a 2011 law. He says Congress didn’t intend for hydrants to be included in the new reduced-lead drinking water standards.

12/09/2013

(credit: Suffolk County PD)

4 Middle Island Teens Accused Of Tampering With Fire Hydrants

Suffolk County water officials said the typical hydrants can release more than 2,000 gallons of water per minute. Some hydrants remained open for hours causing flooding on roads and properties.

12/13/2011