Boots Smith Oilfield Services, LLC is currently boring under our city streets installing miles of gas gathering pipelines which transport UNodorized natural gas through our communities. Notice how the shale gas industry has turned our middle-class suburbia into war-torn looking zones. After these contractors leave, most people won't see or perceive the danger flowing just beneath the surface past homes, schools, and parks.
This tanker truck driver seems to have taken water from a black-bagged fire hydrant yesterday on Harwood Road near Sublett Avenue in Arlington, Texas. Thankfully, one of our concerned citizens had a camera handy to snap this photo. Our City's Utilities Dispatcher did confirm with our Public Works Inspector that this hydrant was not allowed to be used. Seems these guys don't know how to follow rules. Notice that his tanker truck is on the wrong side of the road.
Let's hope he used a meter with a city approved backflow protector device according to ordinance 11-018 section 2.08. God help us.