Replacement of Malfunctioning Fire Hydrant Approved in Culver

A faulty fire hydrant in the corner of the CVS parking lot in Culver will be removed and replaced.

Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist told town council members last week that Thomas Excavating provided a quote for the removal and installation of a new fire hydrant at a cost of $10,602. Utility Superintendent Bob Porter said the hydrant is missing a valve so the workers will have to shut down the hydrant when it’s live to insert a valve when the work is ongoing. Porter added that the hydrant was going to be replaced with the other ones in the Safe Routes to School project, but it was the valve issue that caused that work to stall.

The town council members unanimously approved the quote to replace the fire hydrant at the corner of Ohio and Madison Streets.