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Hydrant Leaking Hundreds Of Gallons Of Water In Philly Neighborhood

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Imagine a leaky fire hydrant in your neighborhood that was sending hundreds of gallons of water an hour down the drain - it was a reality for one Philadelphia neighborhood.

Fox 29 is getting results for residents in Mantua, who say an open fire hydrant has sent water gushing into the storm sewer.

Earlier, the Philadelphia Water Department said it was looking into the situation at 38th and Brown, where a pipe has been attached to an open fire hydrant that sends water into the nearby storm sewer.

We found another open hydrant just down the block, at 38th and Folsom.

By Wednesday night, the water department got back to us. A spokesperson tells Fox 29 the open hydrant at 38th and Brown is being flushed out and disinfected after a nearby water main project.

As for the other hydrant at 38th and Folsom, the water department says it is sending a crew out to investigate the problem. If the hydrant can be shut off, it will be immediately. If there is another problem, the water department says a crew will work to fix it Thursday.

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