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  • Here’s a link to the Community Board’s notice from the Mayor’s office about the heat wave:

    In particular, note the section on using fire hydrants:

    “New Yorkers who wish to cool off with fire hydrant water must use City-approved fire
    hydrant spray caps, available free of charge at local firehouses. Illegally opening a fire
    hydrant is wasteful and dangerous – one illegally opened hydrant wastes up to 1,000
    gallons of water per minute, while a hydrant with a spray cap only puts out around 25
    gallons per minute.”

    Better roll up your windows motorists