Boston scheme encourages residents to look after the city’s fire hydrants

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We've already seen authorities in the District of Columbia trial regional adoption schemes with its Canopy Keepers program. The City of Boston is now following suit with the Adopt-A-Hydrant scheme, which encourages residents to take responsibility for one of the city's water dispensers and keep it free of ice in the winter. Created in collaboration with Code For America, visitors to the site can see a map of all the fire hydrants in the city. After navigating to their desired address, they can then register to adopt one of the unclaimed hydrants near them. In order to add an element…

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