Waterbury Water Department Warns Against Illegal Hydrant Usage

Waterbury's water department said they have gotten a number of complaints about discolored water they said is the result of people stealing water from city hydrants. 

"It is not only considered a theft of services, it can also cause discolored water and result in a water main break if a hydrant’s pressure is not handled properly," the water department said in a release.

The department said they are investigating reports that pool-haulers may be filling up illegally at city hydrants. 

Anyone who sees trucks filling up or anything suspicious is asked to call the customer service number weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 203-574-8251 and press option 2, then option 3 to access our Dispatch Office. After hours or on weekends, call 203-574-8251 and you will be automatically switched to our answering service for your report.

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