Zulu Alpha Kilo—Splash Spots

For more than 100-years, when the temperature pushes past 90 degrees, New Yorkers across the city have turned to neighborhood fire hydrants in search of a little watery relief. However, the caps employed to spray the water have been rudimentary at best.

Splash Spots is our new proposal for how New York City uncaps its hydrants during the hottest days of summer. Designed for maximum whimsy and water conservation, releasing approximately 50% less water than the standard hydrant spray cap, Splash Spots are an exciting and joyful build on the traditional caps the FDNY already uses.
Project Lead, Group Project
A playful take on the NYC fire hydrant spray cap, Splash Spots transform streets into mini water parks while reducing water waste.
They were designed to create four unique water experiences and are crafted for safety, durability and scalability. Attaching easily to the hydrant, each “spot” also comes with its own on/off function making them easier for the community to use.