Third Year SPLOST Hydrant Installation Underway

iStock_Hydrant_SmallThe third year of Gordon County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funded hydrant installations are well underway. Georgia Hydrant Services of Loganville, GA are back in Gordon County for the third year to install the hydrants with this year’s heaviest concentration in the Nickelsville and Oostanaula communities. Approximately forty-three hydrants will be installed in each of these communities. Crews will be working in the Nicklesville area first, then moving to the Oostanaula area.

Hydrants installed in the Nicklesville community should affect approximately 270 homes, with approximately 322 homes affected in Oostanaula. This means that home owners and business owners in these areas should be on the lookout for a new fire hydrant near their home or business.  Installation of a new hydrant near ones home or business may mean a significant reduction in home or business owner insurance premiums.  “Owners should contact their insurance company concerning any reduction in premiums,” said Deputy Chief Byron Sutton. “That matter is strictly between the owner and their policy holder.”

Some of these hydrants will be installed on state routes 136 East, 225, and 156 West, requiring workers to be in or very near the roadway. The fire department would like to remind everyone to be aware of the warning signs and slow down in the areas of construction.

Working closely with Lt. Joey Jordon of the Gordon County Fire Rescue Fire Safety  & Prevention Division, Georgia Hydrant Services has installed eighty-six hydrants, for each of the last two years, and we expect to get at least eighty-six more this year. The fire department projects this third year of new hydrants installations to be completed by late September.

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