City officials in Philadelphia have issued a warning to residents stating that they should refrain from turning empty dumpsters into street-level swimming pools.
Last weekend, attendees at the Cedar Street Block Party rented a dumpster, filled it with fire hydrant water and had a pool party, and now the city has issued a statement warning residents that such activity will be met with consequences, Billy Penn reported. The letter said that, in the future, no block party permits will be issued for that particular portion of Cedar Street.
"We are not screwing around, Philly," a statement from Karen Guss, communications director for the Department of Licenses and Inspections, was quoted by Billy Penn. "The city strongly recommends that residents opt for recreational options that are safer, more sanitary and less likely to deplete the resources firefighters need in an emergency."