All New York City hydrants should be tagged with high-flying flags to be spotted more easily during snowstorms, a Queens lawmaker is proposing.
Councilmember Mark Weprin is reintroducing legislation this March that would require markers be placed at least three feet above hydrants.
The bill, first introduced in 2011, would help firefighters quickly pinpoint nearest hydrants that are buried in the snow, Weprin said.
It would also help homeowners locate and dig them out faster and keep motorists from accidentally parking too close.
“Hydrants get snow plowed in. There are some you can’t even see,” Weprin said. “It seems like just a common sense change.”