City of Seattle Settles with Homeowners Over Decades Long Flooding and Sewage Problem

    The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $2.5 million to homeowners in an especially flood prone neighborhood of Seattle.  The Seattle Times reports residents filed a lawsuit claiming that an abandoned city project that began forty years ago to control storm water runoff in the city’s more affluent areas resulted in chronic flooding and… Learn More »

Protecting Children Against Drowning in Pools

We're still in the midst of a tough winter, but it's not too early to begin thinking about pool safety as warmer weather begins to draw near. This video about child pool safety says drowning is the second leading cause of death and injury of children in Canada. To keep children safe around pools, the video… Learn More »

Labor Day Safety: Could You Tell if Someone Was Drowning?

Many people spend the Labor Day weekend enjoying a final opportunity to engage in summer activities like swimming. Which raises the issue of pool and lake safety. If someone was drowning near you, would you recognize the signs? Contrary to the image manufactured by Hollywood of drowning victims thrashing about and screaming for help, people… Learn More »

Safety Tips to Avoid Injury From 6 Common Summer Hazards

Provides tips on how to avoid injury from common summer hazards.

Federal law requires new drain covers for public pools

Government agencies have been wavering on how to enforce a new federal law that requires new drain covers on pool filtration systems which would prevent children from being suctioned to the filter leading to permanent welts shaped like the drain or disembowelment and death. Child safety advocates fear that kids lives are at risk while… Learn More »

Legislation Mandating Anti-Child Drowning Drain Covers for Pools Goes Into Effect Friday

Discusses effective date of new law requiring pool operators to install anti-drowning drains to prevent children from being entrapped in pool drains.