Keep Your Cool By Drinking Water
Hydration is Key in High Temperatures
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – July 22, 2016 – As the temperatures soar in the DC Metro area, WSSC encourages you to Keep Your Cool with inexpensive, thirst-quenching tap water. Thermostats will crest 100 degrees over the next few days, requiring extra hydration for people and their pets. Tap water is the cheapest and safest way to stay cool and healthy on this sweltering summer weekend.
If you are planning to be outdoors, keep cool water on hand in a cooler. The optimal temperature for drinking water should be 50 – 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Drinking cool water will regulate and lower your body temperature. It also increases your energy level, lubricates muscles and joints and replaces critical salt and minerals lost to perspiration.
- Fill and freeze your reusable water bottles
- If you must be active, drink 2 -4 cups of water per hour
- Do not wait until you feel thirsty to drink
- Keep kids and pets in mind, they can dehydrate quickly
- Check on loved ones and elderly to ensure that they are cool and hydrated
- Add infusions to your water to give it a pop!
For those who are out and about and need to refill their water bottles, WSSC encourages you to download the TapIt Metro DC app. TapIt Metro DC is a water bottle refilling network of over 750 partners in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. WSSC is among many local water utilities partnering with businesses to provide free access to tap water. The public can locate TapIt locations to refill their reusable water bottle with the free smartphone app and at www.freetapwater.org.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.