Commerce workers are winding down a maintenance program for the city’s 2,000 fire hydrants.
City manager Pete Pyrzenski found hydrant maintenance to be an issue during his initial assessment of city needs after he was hired last fall.
Motorists may have noticed some hydrants wrapped in black plastic bags. They represent fire plugs with maintenance issues.
“They are not inoperative,” Pyrzenski pointed out. “It (the wrapping) signifies to the firemen if there is a fire in the area that hydrant has low water pressure issues.”