A colourful and practical addition to fire hydrants
By Owen Hill on Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Creative agency Zulu Alpha Kilo have partnered with Street Lab to give New York fire hydrants a colourful and practical new feature. For decades, New Yorkers have been beating the heat by playing in the flow of fire hydrants in the city – however, unsupervised fun can lead to huge water waste every year. Introducing the Splash Spot: a colourful and practical way to curb wasted water, while ramping up the fun of a fire hydrant.
Cleverly designed, these simple and intriguing new components restrict water flow, have an on/off function, and release up to 50% less water than a standard opened fire hydrant – all whilst in all directions, like your favourite water-based garden toy.
Tim Gordon, chief creative officer and Partner of Zulu Alpha Kilo NY said: “These really are first of their kind. Splash Spots aim to bring joy, a smile and a little cool down, to everyone who comes across them.”