Friday, July 10, 2015

Deposit or Withdrawal?

That was the question at the start of yesterday's paddle on the Concord River when, upon exiting my car, I saw the cam-lock hose cap someone had left atop a guard-rail post by the Lowell Road Bridge in Concord.  Most tank-truck vehicles use this type of cap on the hoses they carry for loading or unloading their tanks.  So was a hose lowered to the river below for withdrawing water from the river, or for depositing a liquid into the river.  Hopefully, the fact the driver left the cap behind doesn't indicate he was in a hurry and rather that it was only river water being used to refill the tank on a street-sweeper.   A closer look at the hose-cap...

At any rate, the river looked fine...
...down to the Route 225 bridge in Bedford/Carlisle...

Very little trash was recovered...
...and one piece served in acquainting me with a new beverage and Wampanoag place name...

2 comments:

Maria said...

Provably that was for collecting water from the river not putting any liquid into the river...good job collecting the trash(:

Trashpaddler said...

Hello Maria, Let's hope so and you're welcome.