Incorrect statement made in Save Rumford listing
To the Editor:
This letter is in response to an incorrect statement that is listed in the "50 Ways To Cut The Rumford Budget" that was produced by the Save Rumford committee.
Number 44 states: "Require the Rumford Water District to provide maintenance per the PUC hydrant rental terms.
The Rumford Water District is responsible for and does maintain 217 hydrants in the Town of Rumford. Each hydrant is flushed in the spring and fall every year. Any hydrants with operational problems are repaired promptly. All of the hydrants are checked monthly during the winter months.
The Rumford Fire Department is responsible for cleaning snow around the hydrants during the winter months but the District does provide assistance with snow removal with its backhoe when we have a large storm. This is done with no cost to the Rumford Fire Department.
Rumford Water District