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Screengrab of folks swimming in a dumpster in philly
8/5/16
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In effort to beat the heat this summer, Philadelphia residents holding a block party decided to do what anybody in their position would and make pool. They made this pool using a rented dumpster and water from a fire hydrant.

While some find this idea to be ingenious, the mayor's office was not as thrilled and released a statement that cited multiple reasons as to why they would not approve of such actions:

They cite a number of reasons for the ruling, like reduction of available water for fire-fighting purposes, possible danger to children from the hydrant and damage to the water main should the hydrant be shut off too quickly. Perhaps the most delightful part of the release is this: "We are not screwing around, Philly."

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