August 5, 2014 10:31 am
A hydrant was demolished this morning under the tracks near Pleasant Hill BART.
The water was shut off a few minutes after the incident, and no BART service delays were reported.
Thanks to Ken in Concord for the pictures!
I’m nor surprised about this, have you seen the way people like to force their cars in to a lane at the last minute to get on or off the freeway?
What’s the penalty for hunting Hydrants out of season?
Well lets see engineers graduate and receive a degree.
What’s wrong with those pictures?
BART uses a high amperage electric third rail to power the trains. Maybe a hydrant at that location was not such a hot idea. Water under that kind of pressure shoots UP. Water and Electricity, bad combination.
Working with engineers has taught me they do NOT think worse case, … what could go wrong. After all, “it’s not IF something will happen, it’s when.” Tell that to the new engineers fresh out of school an once and a while they’ll puff up and tell me they about their years in college and their college degree.
That’s when I tell ’em thermometers also have degrees and you know where they get stuck, sometimes.
Was the hydrant trying to catch a BART train?
@ Urban Spaceman.. I believe it is the same penalty as being over the limit on white picket fences.
It’s a Geezer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More wanton hydrantcide!
Thus draining our precious earth of vital bodily fluids.
@DesignFAIL#3 What happens when it rains? Of course, I say this during a drought!! I’m sure there is no issue with water hitting the 3rd rail.
As far as poaching fire hydrants,maybe passing the cost of replacement plus enhancements during a drought might get people to pay attention to safe driving habits. DON”T TALK ON THE CELL OR TEXT WHILE DRIVING!!
Free car wash!
Stop complaining!!!!!! I’m just glad someone is finally trying to clean the Bart Cars!!
My guys did an excellent job! And that was a trainee.
The Earth’s rotation was definitely a factor!
Ooh, that reminds me…buy stock in a hydrant company. Seems like a pretty solid industry…especially around here.
@9 PO’d When BART first started
serving riders, it barely worked when
it rained. Somehow they got that
under control, but I remember jerking
along at two miles an hour on rainy
days–if the train was moving at all.
Update–hydrants 13, vehicles 0
Are we NOT in a drought situation??? Should level a $500 fine on the owner’s of the hydrant (City of Pleasant Hill???)
I’m thinking it’s the other way around: hydrants – 0 / cars – 13…if the hydrant broke. 😛
And will they MOVE the hydrant now?
Oh the humanity! Another innocent hydrant falls victim to man. . .
I see P-hill is carrying on a Concord trend.
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