Summer officially arrived in the City on June 20, marked by high temperatures and lots of sun. While this time of year is great for outdoor activities, the heat and sunshine may put New Yorkers at risk for dehydration more so than any other time of the year. In 2011, the New York City Water Supply System provided about one billion gallons of drinking water per day to more than eight million residents in the City. At the height of this summer’s activities, it’s important for parched New Yorkers to know just where they can find water.
There are nearly 2,000 water fountains in New York City, with almost a third of the fountains (32.5% or 640 fountains) located in Brooklyn. StatsBee takes a closer look at the CIty’s water fountains and Water-on-the-Go.
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