July Checklist

Playground safety.

Be sure to check the temperature of all playground equipment before your child plays. It’s not just metal surfaces that can cause thermal burns. Source: CPSC.gov

Did you know?

Texting and driving can take a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, drivers can travel the length of a football field without looking at the road. Drop it and drive!

Survive the heat.

Drink plenty of water, even if you’re not thirsty, wear light clothing, avoid strenuous activity and try to find a cool place out of the sun.

Tip of the month:

Install low-flow faucets and showerheads. Low-flow fixtures cost about $10-20 each and achieve water savings of 25-60 percent. Source: energy.gov