A geyser of water shot high into the air last Friday at the intersection of Guildford Way and Johnson Street in Coquitlam after a car sheared off a fire hydrant.
The accident happened at around 7 p.m. May 6 and fire crews took about 30 minutes to cap the water. Brad Lofgren, the city's water superintendent, said there was no damage to neighbouring properties and chlorinated hydrant water did not turn up in any nearby streams.
A new hydrant was being installed Tuesday. "It happens about two to three times a year," he said. "It is basically another day at the office for us."