Homeowners frustrated by leaking fire hydrant

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Reported by: Farron Salley
Updated: 11/04/2013 5:21 pm Published: 11/04/2013 4:31 pm

Leaking water in south Tulsa has homeowners frustrated.

Residents near the corner of 95th and Darlington streets told FOX23 a fire hydrant has been leaking water for the last three months.

"I think it's a lot of wasted water definitely coming down through here," said Rick Collier.

Collier was the first person to spot the leaking hydrant on his block.

"It's been leaking for at least 90 days and I thought they would come and fix that but they didn't ever come," he said.

FOX23 noticed the hydrant is near a wall Collier said was built to block noise from the highway.

"When the Oklahoma Transportation Authority, their contractors were building this fence, the contractors were in here a lot and I think they used that fire hydrant," he said.

And he says it's been leaking ever since.

"I'm sure that these ponds here, that that could lead to mosquitoes breeding," he said.

Collier took it up with the city.

"I believe it's a month ago tomorrow is when I called them and reported it because even though it's not costing me money, it is," he said.

He said as a taxpayer, it's costing more money to pay for water leaked unnecessarily.

FOX23 called the city and got an emailed response that says repairs to fire hydrants are a top priority and are usually fixed within 24 hours.

The city did tell FOX23 they had not received a report about a leaking hydrant and issued an emergency work order to fix it.

One neighbor told FOX23 she was concerned the leak was impacting her water bill, the city of Tulsa told FOX23 residents do not pay for city leaks. 

The city also said they had not received a report about a leaking hydrant and issued an emergency work order to fix it.

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WyoMoe - 11/5/2013 8:49 AM
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Maybe we should let all the Hydrants leak then Mayor and Karl would have a place to swim!

Mayor Maynot - 11/5/2013 5:00 AM
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Sounds like Collier is a real whine bag. Hey whiner. With all this rain increasing the size of your mosquito lake why aren't you asking god to shut the water off. You originate a work order for the city of tulsa and then pretend you're at the drive thru at McDeez. Maybe you'll get your order of fries before you expire.

karlschneider - 11/4/2013 8:11 PM
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This is obviously a MAJOR local emergency that needs to be fixed before thousands die.
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