Canales works to improve water access in rural areas.

In Case of Fire: Officials hoping to improve water access in rural areas

by Nadia Galindo. Valley Central

The Edinburg fire chief along with a state representative are pushing to pass a bill that will help protect homes from fires in rural areas.

The bill is said to encourage water supply corporations to improve firefighters access to hydrants.

In the state of Texas, a hydrant is considered non-working if it pumps less than 250 gallons per minute.

If a hydrant is not up to standards, it must be painted black indicating it’s not working or the water corporation is liable in the case of a fire.

City water supply companies are protected from liability.


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