With hot weather around the corner, the City is making some moves to help residents stay cool.

Four new hydration stations have been added this summer so residents can stay hydrated during the extreme heat. The total number of available hydration stations is now seven.

Each station is available 24 hours a day and features a bottle-filling spout for convenient clean drinking water.

"Expanding our hydration station program ensures more residents have convenient access to drinking water during the hottest days of summer,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham in a news release. “This initiative complements our broader efforts to support vulnerable populations, such as the expansion of 24/7 Safe Spaces, the launch of the Community Safety Team, ongoing funding for the Downtown Community Safety Partnership, and new affordable housing projects through the Housing Accelerator Fund."

Hydration stations can be found at the following locations:

  • 470 Selkirk Ave. (The Bell Tower)
  • 185 Young St. (Broadway Neighbourhood Centre)
  • Southwest corner of Stella Avenue and Main Street (near Mount Carmel Clinic)
  • Northeast corner of Princess Street and Henry Avenue (near Siloam Mission)
  • Southeast corner of Roslyn Road and Osborne Street
  • 369 Furby St. (near Agape Table)
  • Southeast corner of Maryland Street and Ellice Avenue (near Spence Neighbourhood Association)

For more information about hydration station locations see: myutilityinfo.winnipeg.ca.

“Extreme heat is dangerous for everyone, particularly our unsheltered population. These new hydration stations allow us to get drinking water to the residents that need it, and help reduce the impacts of heat-related illnesses,” said Brian Mayes, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Water, Waste, and Environment in a news release.

The hydration stations are connected to fire hydrants for a continuous supply of drinking water.

They will be removed in the fall before temperatures go below freezing.