A Thousand Broken Hydrants

Fire Hydrant

Originally uploaded by Oh So Koooky.

With just 2500 fire hydrants left to test, DC’s Fire Chief Dennis Rubin says 14% of DC’s fire hydrants just don’t work. 14% of the 7,000 they’ve tested would be just under a thousand broken fire hydrants. Good God, folks. That’s insane.

That’s 1 in 7 hydrants out of service. Count seven fire hydrants near your house, and 1 of them won’t work, and when the fire department shows up to put out the house fire, you’re pretty much boned.

C’mon, WASA, get it together!

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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