Utica residents can expect their street's fire hydrants to be painted with a new coat of red and yellow.
The Oneida County Workforce Summer Youth Program's participants will be painting Utica's 1,600 fire hydrants throughout the city.
The city is still looking for volunteers for the rest of the summer and throughout the year. One participant says she enjoys getting involved in the community.
"It's a good way to keep myself busy during the summer. It will keep kids from doing bad things. I don't want to stay home and be lazy and do nothing. I wanted to earn money doing good things. I think it shows the community that we care and we don't want it to look sloppy. We want it to look nice," said Britney Velez, a participant in the Workforce Summer Youth Program.
The Indium Corporation donated money to help make the city's fire hydrant painting and refurbishing project possible.