Newday has an article on those phallic-hydrants that are popping up (no pun intended) all over our city [LINK]. All jokes aside, these hydrants do seem to be really cool and I’m assuming are a much needed upgrade to our aging hydrants.
For those who are looking for a more technical take, check out this article and video from the popular tech blog The Verge: Finally, a fire hydrant for the 21st century
“Virtually indestructible, the Spartan is made of stainless steel and ductile iron, and covered in a powder coating that makes the design non-corrosive even in the face of storms and salty water. An efficient internal drainage system prevents the damage that freezing water can inflict. The hydrant can be opened within seconds—but only with a special wrench, discouraging tampering. [LINK]