Recently the City hired Texas Hydrant Services to assess the City’s aging fire hydrant assets. This assessment is the basis for determining existing maintenance needs and for the development of a proactive, long-term asset management plan.
The City has over 900 hydrants that were assessed and found that approximately seventy hydrants have limited service or are out of service. Most of these have black bags over them to ensure they are easily identified in the event of a fire so the Fire Department can plan accordingly if an alternative hydrant will need to be utilized. The City has begun repairs on these high priority hydrants. It is the City’s plan to initiate repairs with City and outside contractors’ crews on an ongoing basis until all hydrants are fully functioning.
If you have any questions please contact Jeff Koska, City Utilities Director at (830) 598-9981 or Brent Batla, Fire Chief at (830) 598-8741.