PUT TO THE TEST

August 28, 2002 12:00 am
City of La Grande firefighter Craig Gomes checks a fire hydrant at Crook Avenue and Umatilla Street Tuesday. (The Observer/PHIL BULLOCK).
City of La Grande firefighter Craig Gomes checks a fire hydrant at Crook Avenue and Umatilla Street Tuesday. (The Observer/PHIL BULLOCK).

The Observer/PHIL BULLOCK

City of La Grande firefighter Craig Gomes checks a fire hydrant at Crook Avenue and Umatilla Street Tuesday. Over 400 hydrants located in the La Grande area are checked annually to make sure they are working correctly. Hydrant testing may turn nearby residents' tap water murky, which can be remedied by opening up an outside faucet for a few minutes.