Originally created 06/28/99

Suggests delaying hydrant testing



We are having water shortages left and right. The water department has to impose oddeven watering restrictions and now the Richmond County Fire Department will be testing all the hydrants in the Augusta area. Does that make sense?

I don't think so. The Fire Department knew it had to test the hydrants periodically. Why in the world do it during a time of the year when water is scarce?

Think it over, Chief Ronnie Few; reschedule or more irate citizens will have to come forward.

Mrs. A. E. Waters, Hephzibah,