Manhattan Councilmember Erik Bottcher proposed legislation Thursday that would require the city to install water bottle refill stations at fire hydrants.

“It's sometimes easy to overlook the simple things that can make a big impact,” the councilmember, who represents West Village, Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, wrote in a statement. “If we want people to transition to reusable water bottles, we’ve got to make it more convenient for them.”

The bill would authorize the Department of Environmental Protection to work with the FDNY to create a pilot program to modify five fire hydrants throughout each borough with water bottle refill stations, which would be available for use from April to September, according to a news release.

Under the proposal, the city would provide accessible water to high foot traffic areas across the five boroughs and reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles New Yorkers consume. 

Bottcher said more hydrants can be converted if the pilot program is successful.