Car hits fire hydrant in Roswell, residents experience only short interruption

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 28, 2015
Approximate location of where car hit a fire hydrant in Roswell. Source: Google Maps.

Approximate location of where car hit a fire hydrant in Roswell. Source: Google Maps.

There must be something in the water in Fulton County. When a car hit a fire hydrant, the county fixed it.

According to Fox 5, a car hit a hydrant on Roxburgh Drive in Roswell Monday evening, July 27. It caused a road collapse. But water service was restored by Tuesday morning.

“Workers were able to repair the main and replace the hydrant before 6 a.m.  Water service was only interrupted for a short time during the fix,” Fox 5 reported. To read the full story, click here.

The tale stands in sharp contrast to the chaos that ensued in DeKalb County over the weekend. On July 23, someone hit a fire hydrant with a mower sitting on a 48-inch main at Henderson Mill and Evans roads. The county was able to repair the issue on Sunday, July 26, but only after days of service disruptions for county residents, including a boil water advisory that wasn’t lifted until Monday evening.

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  • Graybeard

    It’s amazing what happens when you don’t connect hydrants to Trunk supply lines!

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