DC Fire Hydrant “Out of Service” Collars

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.

Don’t you?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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