NOFD and Auburn Water work to install more hydrants

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The North Okaloosa Fire District and Auburn Water Systems are working together to add five fire hydrants to areas within NOFD's north county coverage area.

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 14:15 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The North Okaloosa Fire District, with Auburn Water Systems' help, seeks to add five fire hydrants within its coverage area.

"Our board (of commissioners) sets aside about $10,000 to put hydrants in older areas or areas that don't have hydrants," as needed, fire Chief Ed Cutler said.

The working relationship between NOFD and Auburn Water has been beneficial, he said.

"They are giving us a really good price, because they are subsidizing the cost themselves ... and providing the labor," Cutler said. 

"With the difference between the fire district's contribution and the actual cost for five hydrants and accessories, plus our labor costs to install the hydrants, our part will exceed ($)10,000," Doug Sims, Auburn Water Systems' general manager, said in an email.

Cutler said his department is working with Auburn Water to determine the hydrants' best location.

He is expected to announce the locations at a future commission meeting, but the Auburn area and Lake Silver Road are among potential sites.



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