The Costs of Replacing Fire Hydrants and Lighting Fixtures at the National Mall, Washington, D.C., Following the American Farmers' Demonstration

CED-80-21: Published: Nov 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1979.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

GAO evaluated some of the bills submitted to the National Park Service for repair work done at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. following the American farmers demonstration. Costs were investigated for the replacement of three fire hydrants, one damaged light pole, and 20 light globes. These costs were adequately documented and seemed reasonable. Replacement cost ($9,900) of the firehydrants exceeded the original cost estimate ($3,000) because the original estimate was given without an onsite inspection and did not envision the extent to which damage had occurred. The Park Service replaced the light pole for $2,400 and the globes for about $2,107. These items were designed from specific patterns developed for the National Mall restoration in 1975. Therefore, the seemingly high costs were reasonable.

Dec 15, 2020

Oct 7, 2020

Sep 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020

Dec 19, 2019

  • budget icon, source: GAO

    State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook:

    2019 Update
    GAO-20-269SP: Published: Dec 19, 2019. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2019.

Nov 14, 2019

Oct 16, 2019

Jun 26, 2019

Apr 10, 2019

Mar 27, 2019

Looking for more? Browse all our products here