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City of Las Vegas, water district will team up on hydrant locks to cut down on water thefts

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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From a water truck driver looking to top off their tank to a family filling up their pool on the sly, locals hooking hoses up to fire hydrants and other municipal water sources — referred to as water theft ­— has historically been a problem in the Las Vegas area, according to local experts. A new addition to fire hydrants in the city of Las Vegas is designed to mitigate these unmetered uses: hydrant locks. “What’s happened over the years is people will get a specific type of wrench and...

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