Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

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City firefighters are on the scene of a hydrant that has sheared off with water flowing everywhere at Chapala & Arrellaga.

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SBisOk Oct 05, 2021 08:11 PM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

Definitely Old Faithful out here. The police and fire trucks were at this corner yesterday for accident. Thank goodness a stop light got approved to go in.

YepSB Oct 05, 2021 08:44 PM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

Agree, SBISOK. To the Carpinteria based "Cars are essential " group that sent out the flyer about how the upcoming traffic control changes to this intersection and this stretch of Chapala are a bad thing, come sit on this geyser and get you a good truth enema.

Sensibly Common Oct 06, 2021 12:33 PM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

What changes will be happening? Please say they’re putting in a traffic light!

YepSB Oct 06, 2021 02:23 PM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

City council voted 5-0 in August to re-stripe Chapala as a one-lane street between Arrellaga and Mission and to install traffic lights at Arrellaga/Chapala.

bumblebee Oct 07, 2021 09:40 AM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

Those changes will be really effective in keeping the UI drivers from jumping the curb and running over fire hydrants.

Luvaduck Oct 06, 2021 06:25 AM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

Is the driver of the vehicle charged for the water as I was when I had a break in my irrigation system?

PitMix Oct 06, 2021 08:46 AM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

Plus destroys any of the conservation efforts that anyone is trying to do. I have never heard that they have made anyone pay for the water, even if they know who hit the hydrant.

Channelfog Oct 06, 2021 10:37 AM
Hydrant Sheared on Chapala

At least the city replaced the bolts on all hydrants with drilled out bolts (bored out down the center). This allows the bolts to shear without damaging the the hydrant flange or supply pipe flange, and so repairs take minutes not days or weeks.

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