High temperatures and air quality alerts are the latest problems Western New York residents are facing as the area continues to experience a drought.
However, those conditions are also causing concerns about water usage and childhood safety.
7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly used a special temperature sensing device to check a new playground in the Village of Alden. It showed that even plastics soak up the heat with a plastic slide having a surface temperature of 150 degrees.
In the Village of Alden, residents are being asked to cut back on water usage as village water wells have dropped 25%. The restrictions are only voluntary at this point but could become mandatory if the drought continues.
Watch Ed's reports to learn more about the two issues.