Monday, June 15, 2015

Exhaust Spewing from Lee Heights Water Tower @arlingtondes @ARLnowDOTcom #arlingtonva

We live near the Lee Heights Water Tower.  Frankly, we love it.  If you dont know, the land around the water tower (outside the fence) makes an extremely nice little unofficial park.

Both the water tower and the communications services have back up generators in case of power outage.  That's good.  Those generators need to be run regularly to ensure operations and keep the fuel fresh.  Seems like lately they have been run a lot - and when they do the air because unbreathable.  That's bad.

Today I was walking in the woods when the water tower generator kicked on.  It was a large black cloud of diesel smoke.  I could not snap a photo fast enough but still you can see how much exhaust is being spewed

Arlington, can I ask a few questions:
  • Do the generators need to be run as often as they are run.  Seems like they run often
  • Is the generator operating correctly?  Can it spew less exhaust?
  • Are the generators in compliance with the Clean Air Act?

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