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Camden Officials: Open Fire Hydrants Causing Water Shortage

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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  • martin

    what do you expext from a third world city run by monkeys?

  • grumpy

    If TV crews can see this going on then where are the police? Why is this permitted period! I’m sure that I would be arrested if I did this in my neighborhood!

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