Plateau borough installs sleek new fire hydrants


The Plateau Mont-Royal borough has come up with a new twist on the traditional fire hydrant.

On Monday, the borough formally unveiled a fire hydrant that also doubles as a water fountain. For the moment, there are two of the distinctive-looking hydrants in the borough: at the corner of St. Laurent and Mont-Royal, and the corner of De Brébeuf and Mont-Royal.

The "Borneo system" is part of an initiative created by the borough, in collaboration with the city's water department.

"I am pleased that the Plateau is a test site for local initiatives that foster creativity and improve quality of life," borough mayor Luc Ferrandez said in a statement. "Thanks to Borneo project, passersby can take a fun break to drink or cool off."

The water stream emanating from the hydrants can also turn into mist.

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  1. Joe DeRome posted on 07/14/2014 03:47 PM
    Cool, and yet they say they don't have enough money for snow removal....
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