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3 On Your Side tackles free-flowing fire hydrant

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Eight days straight of gushing water, overwhelming the culvert below it. Pitts says this isn't an isolated incident. (Source: MSNewsNow Anchor Cheryl Lasseter) Eight days straight of gushing water, overwhelming the culvert below it. Pitts says this isn't an isolated incident. (Source: MSNewsNow Anchor Cheryl Lasseter)
At 10:30 Friday morning, 3 On Your Side got on the phone and called the city. An hour later, the problem was solved. At 10:30 Friday morning, 3 On Your Side got on the phone and called the city. An hour later, the problem was solved.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There are a few valid reasons why a fire hydrant might run non-stop. Sometimes the lines need to be relieved of pressure or flushed out.

But Greg Pitts, President of The Policy Center, an insurance business in front of the hydrant on Larson Street in Jackson, says that line should be pretty well flushed by now.

"The city came out, turned the water off to the whole block for two hours. When they turned it back on they opened up this fire hydrant. They've had it running ever since. That was Thursday of last week," he says.

Eight days straight of gushing water, overwhelming the culvert below it. Pitts says this isn't an isolated incident.

"That's a lot of water running for (eight) days straight. This is the third time they've (left it running) for over a week. It may be another week before they come turn it off unless you get them moving," he says.

At 10:30 Friday morning, 3 On Your Side got on the phone and called the city. An hour later, the problem was solved.

"About 30 minutes after y'all left, a water truck pulled up and they cut that water off as pretty as you please," Pitts tells us. "Hey, obviously when y'all call things happen. Thank you very much."

3 On Your Side also spotted a hydrant running on Jefferson Street. We're told it's been running at a slower flow for months, not weeks. We notified the city about it as well, and a spokesperson says it will be turned off before day's end Friday. 

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