Woonsocket mayor says residents’ water not jeopardy after fire hydrant was stolen

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The Woonsocket Water Division said Tuesday that a fire hydrant was stolen.

The hydrant was stolen from Cranston Street near Head Start Daycare.

Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt said that she isn’t certain that it was stolen, mentioning other ways it could’ve went missing.

“I just learned about it this morning. It could have been a hit-and-run. Hit by a car, and was disjarred from the ground and somebody took it and scrapped it,” she said.

Baldelli-Hunt added that the city is “water rich” and that no one’s water is in jeopardy.

The mayor said that there is already an order for a replacement hydrant.

Anyone with information can call the water department at 401-767-1411.

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