Hydrant problems addressed
The City of Jourdanton made several San Antonio newscasts over problems with fire hydrants. Particularly one that was near the fire that claimed two lives last week.
City Manager Dan Nick commented “there were repairs being made in that area and after they were completed the valve was not turned on.” He added, “the fire was fully engulfed when the firemen arrived.” He feels the lives would not have been saved.
Reports that many hydrants were not working became a non-issue when city employees checked and rechecked between 90-100 fire hydrants. Only 2-3 had issues and were inoperative and placed on the list of repairs needed.