Wednesday, April 06, 2005
The Mightiest Fire Hydrant
This amazing fire hydrant on Short has refused to be fixed by the Windham Water Department. Actually, it seems as if no one has taken the time to actually repair the leaky fixture. As seen in the picture above, it has been wrapped with duct tape and what looks to be a plastic trash bag.
A rough estimation shows that this hydrant is losing about a gallon of water a minute. Neighbors say that it has been "nearly a year" since the hydrant began to leak. Taking an extremely conservative estimate of beginning in September, our figures show that this wimpy wimpy wimpy repair has allowed three hundred thousand (300,000) gallons of water to flow into the city drainage system.
Stop by sometime and admire this amazing, mighty little fire hydrant.