An open fire hydrant without a sprinkler cap wastes 1000 gallons of water per minute!
An open fire hydrant without a sprinkler cap uses as much in ONE hour as an ENTIRE FAMILY of FOUR uses in a whole YEAR!
Open fire hydrants hamper fire-fighting capabilities, putting you, your family and your neighborhood at risk.
If you really want to use the fire hydrant to stay cool on those hot summer days, visit your local firehouse and they will install a sprinkler cap and open the hydrant for your use!
And remember: never park your car in front of a fire hydrant! It can delay firefighters from getting water on a fire and that puts lives at risk! If you see a blocked fire hydrant or an improperly opened hydrant, call 311 right away.