We looked out the back doors yesterday on a gorgeous, crisp, sunny Tuesday morning.
The fire hydrant across the street was shooting spray, and we wandered out to take a look.
The gentleman from the water department was generous with his time and knowledge.
The hydrants are “cleaned” once per year. There are about 2500 in Davidson County, and our little neighborhood has 7 or 8. The first one takes the longest, which is why we were so lucky to have so much play time, because it is clearing all the sediment from the previous pipe in the previous neighborhood.
The hydrant will pump 1455 gallons of water per minute.
It was one of those perfect moments in time.
Next year, they want Dad to stay home from work so he can play too.