The District maintains over 1,300 fire hydrants spaced approximately five
hundred feet apart. The MLWD BOC recently adopted a policy that allows damaged
hydrants to be repaired on an emergency basis within twenty-four hours.
The District typically replaces ten to twenty hydrants a year of which about half
may require the assistance of an outside contractor. A typical hydrant installation costs
around $5,000. In certain conditions, such as major roadway installations, the cost of a new
hydrant can exceed $20,000 due to roadway repair requirements. The District is currently under contract with an outside
firm for the painting, greasing, and inspection of our hydrants.
Safety Reminder Help us Help You!
Consumers are reminded to keep
clear the fire hydrants outside their home.
This means shoveling snow in the winter and
keeping shrubs clear in the summer.
Precious minutes count.
The Water and Fire District welcomes their newly elected
Commissioner Steve Flynn
BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS
Mark S. Sauvigne, Chairman
Brian J. Morris, Treasurer
Steve Flynn, Secretary
Paul J. Schrader, P.E.
Water Main Replacement ProjectAs part of our ongoing Capital Improvement Program, the District will be
installing new water mains and fire hydrants within the Pembroke
Avenue and Tobin Road areas. More information can be found
We have partnered with the EPA's
DEC Orders Lockheed Martin to immediately conduct expanded
investigation and cleanup of Unisys site following Radium detection.
Recent Results from DEC Oversight Revealed
Detections of Radium in Soil on Company Property DEC and DOH
Find Contamination Poses No Threat to Drinking Water or the Public Read
the complete press release here
FOR FIRE, RESCUE OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
GIVE NAME, LOCATION & NATURE OF EMERGENCY
Did you know?A slow drip from a faucet can waste
15-20 gallons per day? Fix it and you can save almost 6,000 gallons per year.
Up to 100 gallons a day can be lost on toilet leak? Fix it and you save more than 30,000 gallons per year.