For short firefighters

If you’ve travelled Worcester’s wild west at all this year, you’re undoubtedly acquainted with the seemingly endless road work going on along Mill Street to replace the water supply pipes.  One hopes they’ll be done with the work before winter sets in.

While replacing pipes, they’re also replacing hydrants — which should be a good thing, and usually is.  Except for this hydrant, in front of 534 Mill St., which has been installed with its connections only a few inches off the level of the sidewalk pavement.

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Evidently the lessons from Upland Street haven’t been learned.  This hydrant, if left as is, will disappear entirely the first time we get a foot and a half of snow.

2 thoughts on “For short firefighters

  1. Pat N says:

    They look close to, if not completely unusable and possibly not to code anyway. I wonder how much clearance WFD needs to attach a hose. I believe that in another city code is 18 ” from ground to the chain attachment. Can you advise the Fire Dept and/or WOR water or DPW, council person, etc directly (thinking it might bear more weight coming from you than a random individual…if not I’ll do it, as a concerned citizen). Thanks for all that you do, BTW!

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