TKC TIPSTER TESTIMONY!!! KANSAS CITY WATER PROBLEMS PERSIST!!! A SIGN THAT OLD & BUSTED FIRE HYDRANTS ABOUND!!!
While there have been a couple of high-profile pressers to show the political class working on improving this town's infrastructure, readers of this blog know better. To wit . . . This KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER offers a bit of INSIDE INFO that clues readers in to a rather dangerous public safety question.
And so . . .
MORE THAN A FEW KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS ARE STARTING TO REALIZE THE SCREWED UP PRIORITIES OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL AND HAVE STARTED ASKING ABOUT SIGNS OF INFRASTRUCTURE FAIL!!!
Kansas City Broken Fire Hydrants
Walking around my neighborhood (Crossroads) I noticed many fire hydrants with a white shield on them. Curiosity getting the best of me I asked a water department employee who was repairing a water main break (one of many in the Crossroads) what they were. He said they were markers to tell fireman they were an inoperable hydrant. I asked why they were not fixed and he laughed and said they were too busy repairing water main breaks to repair them.
I have now noticed many hydrants all over town with the ominous white shields on them. Apparently City Hall seems to think we need an operable trolley more than operable fire hydrants.