Spring Valley firefighters concerned over water supply

Spring Valley firefighters say there are red flags surrounding the village's water supply and that they’ve have had problems obtaining much-needed information from the area’s

Spring Valley firefighters say there are red flags surrounding the village's water supply  and that they've have had problems obtaining much-needed information from the area's water company .

Spring Valley firefighters say there are red flags surrounding the village's water supply and that they've have had problems obtaining much-needed information from the area's water company . (5/24/16)

SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley firefighters say there are red flags surrounding the village's water supply  and that they’ve have had problems obtaining much-needed information from the area’s water company .

Spring Valley Fire Capt. Justin Schwartz says the fire department has reached an agreement with the Suez water company to receive a map of exact locations of every fire hydrant and their water flow rates by June 1.  Suez claims it hasn't released the information yet due to security concerns.

Kathy Tolf, a resident of Spring Valley who holds a degree in fire safety and technology, says Suez shouldn't take this long to share the information, especially when neighbors’ lives are at risk.

"If you don't have wet stuff to put on red stuff, entire neighborhoods can burn," she says.  

News 12 is told that Suez inspects about one-third of its hydrants every year as part of its regular maintenance schedule.

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