….the cars (“trucks”)…
…even the wheels…
…the kindy-kids-pick-up van…
…even the water metres…
…look how the letter boxes are as tall as me!!
Even the grass is BIG!
Everything is BIG.. except the libraries, which are tiny and cute and in the midle of a park…!
True Texas – you ain’t in Texas without wings!!
Patriatism is everywhere…
…including in the house-numbers painted on the street!
There are fire-hydrants of varying colours everywhere!
Water supply for firefighting is rated in gallons per minute (GPM) available. Because of differing supply systems around the USA, the rates of flow can vary drastically from below 500 GPM to over 1500 GPM.
To make life easier (and safer!) for firefighters, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends a colour-coding system for tops and caps for hydrants to show quickly what supply flow is available.
Here is the chart recommended by the NFPA:
BLUE : 1500 GPM or more – Very good flow
GREEN: 1000-1499 GPM – Good for residential areas
ORANGE: 500-999 GPM – Marginally adequate
RED: Below 500 GPM – Inadequate
Source: H C CM © 2001 Capt. Willis Lamm, Water Supply Officer, Moraga-Orinda (CA) Fire District http://www.firehydrant.org
Gotta love Texas! 😆