Schumer Fights Hydrant Law
December 10, 2013
SOUTHERN TIER -- (WENY) Senator Chuck Schumer is fighting a portion of a 2011 law that would force communities to pay for new and expensive fire hydrants.
He's asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay a mandate that would force municipalities to replace fire hydrants or buy parts to comply to the law. It would cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace all the fire hydrants.
The law takes effect January 4th next year