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Sprinklers offered as curbside coolers

THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN

Some Baltimoreans like to cool themselves on steamy summer days by jumping into the water gushing from an open fire hydrant. That seemingly innocent practice reduces the water pressure needed to fight fires, however.

City officials are offering a sprinkler unit that attaches to the hydrant, allowing residents to cool themselves without greatly reducing the water pressure.

For more information, call the major's office at 396-4055.

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