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.
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.