Hogansville puts emphasis on fixing hydrants

Published 10:29 pm Friday, June 9, 2017

The Hogansville City Council voted Monday to repair several non-functioning hydrants, a decision that has to make anyone who lives nearby these areas feel much safer.

There are nine hydrants in all that were not working.

Once Mayor Bill Stankiewicz and the city council learned of that issue, they rightly decided to move quickly to take care of it. The cost is expected to be an estimated $7,650, Stankiewicz said.

Nothing is more important in a city than the safety of its citizens, and obviously having working fire hydrants is a key part of that.

Stankiewicz said the hydrants being repaired would not currently function if the event of a fire, forcing firefighters to string hoses much further, delaying the process. In a fire, a few seconds could mean thousands of dollars in damage and it could cost someone their house, all their belongings and memories.

Most importantly, a few seconds could also be the difference in life or death.

The council said it may also look at repairing other hydrants, although it was unclear whether that’ll be possible under this proposal. Regardless, this is a good first step in the right direction.

We’re sure the citizens of Hogansville — especially the ones near these hydrants — are thankful for this decision.