The mini heat wave hitting the District this week means a few changes for Georgetowners' daily summer routines: trash will be collected earlier and pools will stay open later.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will start trash collection at 6 a.m. for the remainder of the week in anticipation of high temperatures during normal service hours.
Starting work an hour earlier helps crews avoid health or environmental issues on days when the temperature and heat index are predicted to be above 90 degrees, according to a press release from DPW.
Trash may be placed on the curb starting at 6 p.m. the day before collection. Trash and recycling containers have to be removed by 8 p.m. on collection day.
If you're looking to keep cool, select pools will have extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday this week, unless they are otherwise closed on those days.
Jelleff Recreation Center Pool
3265 S St. NW
1 p.m. - 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. during heat emergency)
** Closed on Wednesdays
Volta Park Pool
1555 34th St. NW
1 p.m. - 8 p.m. (9:30 p.m. during heat emergency)
** Closed on Mondays
25th & N Street, NW
1:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. (9:30 p.m. during heat emergency)
** Closed on Tuesdays
Read more here about this week's weather.