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Beat the Heat

Stay cool and check out these sources from City of Phoenix

Heat Relief Network

To stay hydrated, drink water even when you don’t feel thirsty. The “Heat Relief Network” offers free water and indoor places to cool off. To make a cash or water donation, call 602-677-6055. Learn more at

Renters rights

Everyone has a right to a safe indoor temperature. Phoenix requires landlords to maintain 82° or cooler for units with air conditioning, or 86° or cooler for evaporative coolers. Call 602-262-7210 to make a report.

Pet protection

Keep pets hydrated and in the shade. If you notice heat stress such as heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, deep red or purple tongue, bring pets inside. Note: dogs are not allowed on City hiking trails when it’s 100° or warmer.

Shield yourself

Always carry sunscreen and apply regularly to yourself and your kids. Also, wearing light colored clothing and a wide brimmed hat or umbrella will help protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Kids and pets and cars

Never leave a child or a pet in a parked car, even to run a quick errand. Cracking the window is not enough. Temperatures can reach between 131° and 172° inside a parked car within minutes.

Combating extreme heat

Concerned about the rising temperatures in Phoenix? The city needs your ideas on how to combat climate change. Help us create a more sustainable future by completing a survey at

Tie up trash

Please bag and tie your trash before putting it in your container. This helps prevent odors and insects. Remember, don’t overload your container and don’t bag recyclables.


Ask CAO Jeffrey Blair

Officer Jeffrey Blair

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