Camden pleas to residents not to open fire hydrants

The city of Camden has crime and poverty, and now it’s experiencing a “severe water shortage.”Mayor Dana Redd said during the past several days of hot weather, people have been opening lots of fire hydrants.  

“When we have these hydrants running for an extended period of time it depletes our water reserves and we have to monitor that and we’re just asking our residents to please work with us in not turning on the hydrants, not leaving them on for extended periods of time,” said Redd.Having so many open hydrants is cutting water pressure, potentially compromising the fire department’s ability to do its job.Residents are urged to report any open fire hydrants to the Camden Police Department.

Redd said to cool off residents should go to one of the spray pools now open across the city from 12-8pm at:

4TH & WASHINGTON STREET PARK
7TH & CLINTON STREET PARK
ALBERTA WOODS PARK – 30TH & FREMONT STREETS
PYNE POYNT PARK – 6TH & ERIE STREETS
RALPH WILLIAMS – 28TH & MITCHELL STREETS

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