Will work for pizza

City is offering pizza to people who dig out fire hydrants buried under snow
By: 
Johnathan Hettinger -
Friday, March 8, 2019

Photo courtesy of Michael Kardoes

Siblings, including from left, Monta, John and Linda Kardoes, are pictured just before digging out a fire hydrant on Thursday.

With snow shoveling comes free pizza — or at least that’s the case for any hungry Livingston resident who digs out a fire hydrant.

The city of Livingston and Pizza Hut are teaming up to offer free pizza to anyone who digs out a fire hydrant from under the snow.

All you have to do is take a before-and-after selfie of yourself with the hydrant and bring it in to the city offices at 414 E. Callender St., and you’ll get a coupon for a free one-topping medium pizza from Pizza Hut.

The hydrant must be covered in order to earn the pizza, and the hydrant must be shoveled 3 feet around and exposed to the street side.

Already, almost 20 people have claimed their pizzas since the deal was offered Wednesday, said Lisa Harreld, legal analyst for the city. The city is offering the deal to 100 people. The city has 300 fire hydrants.

The city is offering the deal through March 17. More snow is in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, but temperatures are projected to read above freezing on Monday and Tuesday.

A map of city fire hydrants can be found online at https://bit.ly/2IXXvOs.