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Waterbury residents beat the heat with city splash pads, sprinklers

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Waterbury residents beat the heat with city splash pads, sprinklers (WFSB) Waterbury residents beat the heat with city splash pads, sprinklers (WFSB)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Another round of 90 degree heat had plenty of people searching for ways to keep cool.

In Waterbury at this time of year, the splash pads are off, but with the early dismissals for the past two days, the city has turned them back on to give children some relief.

"Usually by September it’s cooling down, but this last week it’s been a scorcher, real hot,” said Chan Albert-Peoples of Waterbury who took her 6-year-old son to Waterbury’s Waterville Park, one of the 12 sprinklers and splash pads across the city.

"We normally shut off our sprinklers and splash pads around the end of August,” said Waterbury Mayor’s Chief of Staff Joe Geary.

But with the heat and humidity lingering, he said the sprinklers and splash pads are an “opportunity for the youngsters to get out with their parents, cool off on these extremely hot days, the humidity, so let the youngsters get out and get refreshed."

David Ruiz said he and his first grader are thankful for that.

"Half day today because it’s hot, half day yesterday, so before I go to work, I take my little guy over here and enjoy the coolness,” Ruiz said.

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