DEP Announces Innovative Fire Hydrant Abuse Prevention Program600 gallons of water a minute. That is so much water it makes my thirsty. When it is super hot outside, it is important to drink water but also be able to play in it. These Hydrant Caps not only save water but make it the pressure available during a fire, even if kids were playing in the same hydrant.
Keep Hydrants Closed - Free Spray Caps Available
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has partnered with Alianza Dominicana, the well known Washington Heights community organization, to create an innovative fire hydrant abuse prevention program called HEAT (Hydrant Education Action Team). Beginning today, 20 youth educators will distribute information outside subway stations and parks, at neighborhood events, and on local streets where residents open fire hydrants on hot days, often without realizing the possible consequences for fire-fighting, domestic water use, and the safety of young children. More
Free Hydrant Spray Caps Available
Hydrants can be opened legally if equipped with a City-approved spray cap. One illegally opened hydrant wastes up to 600 gallons of water per minute, while a hydrant with a spray cap only puts out around 25 gallons per minute. Spray caps can be obtained by an adult 18 or over, free of charge, at local firehouses. Call 311 for more information about how to keep cool and safe this summer.
I think that is cool. It is really hot out today.