There are a lot of questions sent to you that you get to real fast, but I have sent in a question two times and got no reply. It’s about a leaking fire hydrant in Calexico behind the building where I work. It is wasting a lot of water and no one cares, and now the sidewalk is sinking. We have called the city, the police and anyone we could think of. It does no good. The leaking hydrant is between Emerson and Harold on McKinley. So, let it leak, I guess. — Waiting for an Answer, Brawley
Many Probe questions are dependent on the responses. Not getting to this one was a combination of other questions taking priority for one reason or another, and the lack of a timely response from the Public Works Department in Calexico.
Be that as it may, the leak was reportedly fixed before we ever got the question asked of Nick Servin, director of the Calexico Public Works Department.
He said the initial complaint was received three weeks ago, and it took two weeks for the city to get the parts that were ordered. Servin said the hydrant was replaced Jan. 17.
As for the sidewalk, it is unrelated to the water leak, he said. The sidewalk is broken up for other reasons, Servin said. There are other similar sidewalk breaks in the vicinity.
“I do appreciate … the public bringing this to my attention and we will deal with that particular section of the sidewalk as it’s projecting (heaving) and could cause a trip hazard,” Servin wrote in an email.
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