Letters to the Editor

Making water sense

I was quite perplexed a few weeks ago while driving through my hometown in Nipomo. There stood a water services worker watching the fire hydrant blow huge amounts of water down the street. He had uncapped the hydrant. Testing, no doubt? Water shortages? I thought. Uhmm.

With all the city and county engineers we have on payroll, why can’t we develop a best practice and figure out a way to capture the clean wasted water after the uncapping and use it toward irrigating other city and county properties? Think about the numerous fire hydrants there are.

Makes no sense to me.