2005-07-29 / Community

Some Cool Fun On A Hot Day


Using a spray cap, children on Beach 16 Street in Far Rockaway enjoy the cool feeling of water from a hydrant on a recent hot day. The New York City Office of Emergency Management has reminded city residents to obtain a free city-approved spray cap from a local firehouse to legally open a fire hydrant. Illegally opened fire hydrants waste 1,000 gallons of water per minute. They also reduce needed water pressure to medical facilities and in case of a fire. If you see an illegally opened hydrant, call 311 to report it.  Photo by Miriam Rosenberg
Using a spray cap, children on Beach 16 Street in Far Rockaway enjoy the cool feeling of water from a hydrant on a recent hot day. The New York City Office of Emergency Management has reminded city residents to obtain a free city-approved spray cap from a local firehouse to legally open a fire hydrant. Illegally opened fire hydrants waste 1,000 gallons of water per minute. They also reduce needed water pressure to medical facilities and in case of a fire. If you see an illegally opened hydrant, call 311 to report it. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg

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