Hydration Stations expanded to four more locations this summer

Released: June 7, 2024 at 12:11 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Four new hydration stations have been added this summer to help residents stay hydrated during extreme heat events, bringing the total number of available hydration stations to seven. 

The stations are available 24 hours a day. They feature a bottle-filling spout that provides drinking water, at the push of a button.

"Expanding our hydration station program ensures more residents have convenient access to drinking water during the hottest days of summer,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham. “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."

Residents can find the hydration stations at:

  • 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.

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

The stations will be removed in the fall, before temperatures go below freezing.

For more information on how to keep safe in periods of extreme weather conditions, see: winnipeg.ca/heatrelief.

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