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Hogansville fire hydrants spraying water ‘not a waste of money’

By James Morton

jmorton@civitasmedia.com

Fire hydrants have been opened in Hogansville to releve pressure on water pipes while a water tower is being cleaned and painted.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_WEB101215Hoganvillefirehydrant-1.jpgFire hydrants have been opened in Hogansville to releve pressure on water pipes while a water tower is being cleaned and painted.

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Fire hydrants have been opened in Hogansville to releve pressure on water pipes while a water tower is being cleaned and painted.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_CMYK101215Hoganvillefirehydrant-1.jpgFire hydrants have been opened in Hogansville to releve pressure on water pipes while a water tower is being cleaned and painted.

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HOGANSVILLE – Residents in Hogansville may have noticed several fire hydrants spraying water on Montville Road for the past several weeks.

According to James Woods, city manager of Hogansville this is being done to “manage the (water) pressure of the pipes” leading in to resident’s houses due to work being done on the water tower near the interstate.

If the pipes weren’t drained, they would bust the pipes in the homes of residents, he said.

“It is not a waste of money,” Woods said. “It is a prescribed engineering method.”

The city is waiting for the tower to be painted before they turn the fire hydrants off.

The process has been going on for three to four weeks, Woods said.

James Morton is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2154. Follow him on Twitter at @jmorton_LDN.