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Camden Officials: Open Fire Hydrants Causing Water Shortage

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CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – The city of Camden is experiencing what officials are calling a “severe water shortage” caused, in large part, by people illegally opening fire hydrants to keep cool.

As a result, water pressure levels are lowered, which could cause a problem for fire fighters in an emergency. And water coming out of the tap could be discolored.

An announcement from Mayor Dana Redd’s office asks people to be vigilant and report any open hydrants to police. Violators could face fines and/or jail time.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060

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