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Your Best Defense against Heat: Cool, Refreshing Water

Staying hydrated helps prevent overheating during the (seemingly) endless summer

Temperatures are soaring into the 90s. Are you, your family, and pets prepared to cope with the unrelenting heat of late spring and summer?

Stay indoors during the hottest times of the day; wear loose clothing, a hat, and sunglasses when venturing outside; and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

Hillsborough County's tap water is at least as good as expensive bottled water. It's a satisfying, cost effective way to stay hydrated.

Water bottle filling stations are at locations throughout the County. Top off your reusable drinking container with cool tap water at any of them.

Check out our tips for keeping hydrated during hot weather.

Excessive heat also is dangerous for dogs, cats, and other animals. Here are ways to help them thrive during the hottest months. A top tip: Make sure they have plenty of drinking water.

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