Vandals opened a number of fireplace hydrants in Sanford, inflicting vital injury to a number of roads.
The Sanford Water District mentioned vandals opened 4 fireplace hydrants on Monday, dropping a collective charge of 5,000 to six,000 gallons a minute.
The water district’s monitoring system detected the sudden stress drops and crews had been in a position to shut down the affected hydrants.
“In a very commendable act, one in all our staff confronted the culprits simply as they had been making an attempt to tamper with one other hydrant, thwarting additional incidents. Regrettably, the vandals managed to evade seize by the police,” the Sanford Water District mentioned.
The water from the hydrants precipitated vital injury to 2 roads by undermining the pavement.
“It is very important acknowledge that such actions have the potential to trigger vital destruction and repercussions. Improper opening or closing of fireplace hydrants can generate stress surges that injury and even rupture water pipes beneath the road floor. To not point out that flooding a highway can result in vehicular collisions and private hurt,” the Sanford Water District mentioned.
Anybody with details about the vandalism is requested to name the Sanford Police Division at 207-324-3644.
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