At Gene Wagner Plumbing, we know that plumbing harnesses the precious resource of water. By gaining water control for practical use, our communities can safely use it for health, hygiene, and well-being. Plumbing is responsible for the miracle of clean and convenient water, which is often taken for granted.
As we see the benefits of water, we’re also aware of water’s dangers, which is why we applaud National Water Safety Month, celebrated in May. This recognition holiday also prepares us for summer recreation activities.
Whether it’s lakes, rivers, outdoor pools, or water slides, water is a major attraction during the summer months. As a result, safety is a necessary concern. Whether enjoying an outdoor pool during a family vacation or playing a game of water volleyball, water is perfect for summer relaxation. We don’t have to be in the water to enjoy it. We can boat, fish, or walk the beach, as many recreational activities occur around the water.
With warmer weather on the horizon, we also are aware of water’s dangers. As summer unfolds and we enjoy the many fun activities the season brings, keep these safety tips in mind:
- Being mindful of children and protecting them around water should always be a number one safety concern.
- Instruct your children that they should only swim in an area where there’s an on-duty lifeguard or where a responsible, active adult agrees to watch the children without distractions.
- Follow all facility rules. Never rely on floatation devices for keeping your child safe.
- An adult should always bear near a child in the water.
In addition to adults being proactive regarding children’s water safety, we can take other equipment safety measures. These steps can help keep your family safe and prevent drowning:
- Swim lessons
- Secure and cover pools
- Drain large containers of water
The American Red Cross wants to ensure that every family member becomes water competent. This means being water-smart, having swimming skills, and knowing how to help others.
Do you have a home pool? Read the Red Cross safety information here.
Center for Disease Control:
CDC: Unintentional Drowning— Get the Facts
CDC: Drowning Prevention and Key Prevention Tips
The following are other summer water safety links:
American Red Cross Water Safety for Kids
American Red Cross: How to Create a Safer Home Pool or Hot Tub
Gene Wagner Plumbing wishes our customers a happy and safe summer. We encourage you to explore the outdoors, get reacquainted with your neighbors, enjoy family barbeques, and take in every moment of this beautiful season.