Philly Mayor Shuts Down Best Idea For Urban Summer Fun

Philly Mayor Shuts Down Best Idea For Urban Summer Fun
Source: rdorothyp via Instagram

Source: rdorothyp via Instagram

Sometimes I love this generation, sometimes I hate this generation. This is one of those moments that make me love it! Party people in Philly are turning dumpsters into awesome urban pools. Sure, it's not the cleanest or most hygienic pool, but when temperatures rise - FUCK IT!

My biggest complaint is the PBR. Well, I guess you have to stay hydrated by drinking something that is almost completely water. You can substitute the shitty taste and lack of alcohol with good ol' liquor!

Sadly, the Mayor was not pleased. The following statement was released regarding this awesome dumpster pool party:

“In view of the City’s commitment to public health, safety and basic common sense, we will not issue permits for block party dumpster pools.  And while you would think this decision would not require an explanation, three days of press requests have proven otherwise. So, Philly, here’s why you shouldn’t swim in a receptacle most often used for waste:

    First and foremost, this could reduce the amount of water available should a fire break out in that neighborhood.  So if you would like to have water available should a fire break out in your home, don’t illegally tap a hydrant
    There is also the potential loss of life by injury due to the hydrant water pushing a small child or even an adult into oncoming traffic.
    Finally, remember that the pressure of the water coming out of the hydrant is so strong, and so powerful, that if opened too quickly or closed too quickly, it could deliver a jolt to the main of sufficient force that could break the main … and many blocks could lose water service until it is repaired.

We are not screwing around, Philly. The Streets Department will not issue any future block party permits to the 2400 block of Cedar, and officials have contacted the dumpster rental company regarding its failures to obtain the proper closure permits and to take mandatory measures to protect the street during placement of the dumpster.

In short, 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.”

Sorry Philly people. You're going to have to find some other way to cool off. Next time don't use a fire hydrant to fill the pool.