Last week this blog reported on a very short new fire hydrant on Mill Street. The same day that it was reported here, it was also reported to DPW via an online customer service request.
A few days later, the problem was fixed. Here’s what the hydrant looks like now:
Whether they’re fans of this blog, were going to fix that hydrant anyway, or are just super-responsive to residents’ service requests, I’d like to thank DPW for quickly taking care of this safety issue before repaving that sidewalk and before the snow starts falling.
(I should also note that this isn’t the first time that DPW has responded quickly when made aware of a hydrant problem. In 2012 this blog posted photos of an extremely short hydrant on Upland Street, and that hydrant was very quickly replaced.)