WEST VALLEY, Wash. - The Yakima-Tieton Irrigation district is shutting off water to a number of fire hydrants around the valley.
It's part of regular maintenance. The water will be shut off Friday night and will be off for about a month.
According to the West Valley Fire Department, this maintenance work will have a direct impact on areas in West Valley, Naches Heights and Cowiche.
Residents in these areas shouldn't worry about not having water in case of a fire, said Darin Deccio, Captain with the West Valley Fire Department.
"We have a mutual aid agreement with the outlining districts we can call for a tender alarm, which would entail us to pull water tenders here in the district in a very short amount of time," Deccio said.
Fire hydrants are more of a convenience for firefighters and it helps save time when setting up water supplies, Deccio said.