Niles water crews continue work to repair broken fire hydrants

A third of the hydrants in the City of Niles have been fixed

Water crews are working to repair broken fire hydrants in Niles.

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Over a third of the fire hydrants in Niles that needed repaired have been fixed.

In March, 91 fire hydrants had red markings on them, indicating that something was broke. While they might have still worked, they would not have run at 100 percent.

Now, those parts have been replaced and the hydrants are more functional.

The fire chief is happy with the effort so far, realizing the city is in a budget crisis.

Niles resident Trent Caldwell says the hydrants are extremely important.

“It’s good that they keep track with maintenance and testing out the hydrants, of course.”

The water department says that while it’s a good start, a string of water main breaks around the city have kept workers busy, holding up more repairs.

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