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A measure has been placed on Toledo City Council's agenda for $1.2 million dollars to be earmarked this year for the city's hydrant replacement program.

The money will come out of the Water Bond Improvement Fund, part of the anti-tampering fire hydrant replacement program, to replace old hydrants in areas where there's a high amount of tampering and people turning them on.

Toledo Fire and Rescue's Lt. Matt Hertzfeld says having functional hydrants when they roll up to the scene of a fire is extremely critical for their job.

"The maintenance and care of these fire hydrants, while it may not be dramatic or flashy or important to most of us, it's very important we have those funds to maintain those hydrants."

The measure can be approved by council as early as their meeting on March 11.   

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