Thursday, January 18, 2007

Interesting goings on downtown

Watchdog around town, Tom Bazan emails me some interesting news. It would appear that The Downtown Association (correction: Downtown Management District) has a small maintenence problem. ALL SIX of the main pumps for the fountains at Main Street Square are being replaced. It would be understandable if one or two needed replacement, but to have all six go bad at once would indicate a systemic problem. It could be something a simple as someone forgetting to drain they system before it froze up, or they could have been allowed to operate dry or to cavitate (perhaps because a suction line froze up.).

They may also have been damaged due to stray current from the tram. Or they could have been corroded by all the fecal matter and urine that the bums "dump" in the fountain. Or the chlorine required to keep it semi-sanitary could have corroded them too.

Can you imagine the biohazard you'd have on your hands (and everything else) if there was inadequate chlorine to sanitize the water? You'd have a plume of untreated liquefied sewage mist wafting down Main Street. Excuse me while I go puke.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't even know the "half of it"

You are a few million short and the other issues surrounding this must have toy are astounding....

January 21, 2007 11:36 PM  

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