Wandering through Washington DC have you noticed anything new about our fire hydrants? Like maybe a few sporting “Out of Service” collars?
It seems that the Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is finally conducting its fire hydrant “blitz” inspections and finding quite a few dead hydrants.
Now the question is not are there 10% or 25% broken hydrants in the city. The question is: When will the hydrants be fixed?
Because it doesn’t matter if there are 1% or 100% broken hydrants. What matters is if you got water or not.
And right now, as I stare across my street at the hydrant that would serve my house, I wonder if it works, and if it doesn’t, when it would.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs