Cleveland Water Commissioner Alex Margevicius says the department turned the hydrants into water-fountains in just a few days, installing two on Sunday and two on Monday. There’s another setup at the ready, should EMS request it. According to Margevicius, the department had the idea for the hydrant rigs following the success of its “water buggy“—a mobile water station with eight spigots—during the Cavaliers’ Championship Parade in June. The city rented three additional buggies for the RNC, but the repurposed hydrants win extra points for ingenuity.
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