From the Times Ledger:
Residents of 248th Street in Bellerose are complaining that it took the city Department of Environmental Protection one week to shut off a water hose that had been turned on on the block.
Georgianna Spitareli said the agency ran a hose from a fire hydrant on 248th Street to a catch basin near her home.
Spitareli said the hose had been spraying water into the air until a fire truck placed it into a sewer main.
Spitareli said the DEP was changing manhole covers in the area and the hose damaged a valve that cuts off water coming into her home.
The 248th Street resident said she was angered the city was wasting the water and noted there were three 311 complaints filed.
“We get water bills telling you to preserve your water and the city is wasting this water for a whole week,” she said. “It’s a whole week that this water is being dumped into the sewer. Thousands of gallons of water are being wasted uselessly.”
There's also a hydrant in Williamsburg that's been leaking for 2 months.