Broken hydrant that leaked for months fixed

Posted at 5:32 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 17:32:49-05

Hey, want some free water?!  Only, it's not really free, but it is being wasted.

7 Action News Reporter Ronnie Dahl and her photographer recently came across a fire hydrant on Detroit's west side gushing water.  It was covered with caution tape and a barricade, but not repaired. 

According to neighbors, the water had been flowing from the hydrant at a steady pace for months. 

Click on the video player to see what happened when 7 Action News reporter Ronnie Dahl posted a sign for Free Water!

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You can report running water or a broken fire hydrant to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department through the City of Detroit's Improve Detroit smartphone app.