A motor home struck a fire hydrant in Grover Beach late morning, sending a plume of water into the air for at least 45 minutes, Sgt. Juan Leon of the Grover Beach Police Department has confirmed.
The collision at Le Sage Street and Highway 1 occurred at 11:35 a.m., and police estimate that approximately 2,500 gallons of water per minute spewed from the broken hydrant until city crews were able to turn off the water. That would mean more than 100,000 gallons of water may have been released by the collision.
Workers are still working to repair the hydrant, although the water has been turned off.
The situation is being treated as an accident, Leon said, but police are still determining if or what fines or other consequences will affect the driver who hit the hydrant.