Downtown hydrant erupts into a geyser


Residents in downtown Mountain View got an unexpected show Friday morning, after an accident with a hydrant sent a geyser of water skyward.

The hydrant, located next to a construction site at the corner of Castro and Church streets, erupted around 9 a.m. this morning, according to a witness, who said the water reached close to 40 feet in height.

The Mountain View Fire Department responded to the incident, and contained the water flow within 15 minutes, according to Mountain View Fire Department spokeswoman Laura Gentry.

No injuries or damage to nearby property was reported, Gentry said.

Kevin Forestieri


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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm

proof positive: good high water pressure to a city fire hydrant

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