Philly Officials: 'We Are Not Screwing Around' With Dumpster Pools After people rented a giant dumpster, filled it with water from a fire hydrant and swam in it, the city told residents it won't issue permits for the pools, noting: Opening fire hydrants is dangerous.

Philly Officials: 'We Are Not Screwing Around' With Dumpster Pools

Philly Officials: 'We Are Not Screwing Around' With Dumpster Pools

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After people rented a giant dumpster, filled it with water from a fire hydrant and swam in it, the city told residents it won't issue permits for the pools, noting: Opening fire hydrants is dangerous.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Philadelphia wants to stop a threat to public health. The city says it will not issue permits for dumpster pools. This comes after people actually rented a giant trash dumpster, filled it with water from a fire hydrant and swam. The city says opening high-pressure fire hydrants is dangerous. And here's how the city emphasized it's not screwing around. The press release actually says, quote, "we are not screwing around, Philly," so there. It's MORNING EDITION.

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