I think I’ve written about this before, but the plumbing for the water spigots at Hope Cemetery is in very poor condition in places, and that’s why the cemetery has put out blue water barrels. The plumbing is extremely old in spots, the pipes are extremely small, and the only solution at this point would be a complete overhaul of all of the plumbing.
A bit more than a week ago, the truck that’s used to replace the water in the barrels had a broken part and, as it’s a specialized truck, it took a bit of time to get the part for the repair.
We’ve had a relatively wet Spring, so we’ve been pretty lucky on the water front, but I should remind folks that if you have any concerns about the condition of Hope Cemetery to bring them first to the cemetery office and also let a commission member (like me) know. At each of our meetings we discuss the condition of the cemetery. While we do try to take note of items of concern on our trips to Hope, it’s a big cemetery and we might not see what you see. Let us know if there’s something you’re concerned about and we will bring it to the folks in charge.