Toledo, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
When Toledo residents receive their utility bill in the mail, they should be sure to check out The Josh Project’s insert inside. Toledo Mayor Mike Bell and the Department of Public Utilities has teamed up with The Josh Project to get the word out about water safety. Mayor Bell has stated, “Water safety is an extremely important issue and as summer approaches we want to be sure it is top of mind for our citizens who are beating the heat at pools, ponds and lakes. If we can partner with The Josh Project to share that message of safety at no cost to our rate payers it is a win-win for the Toledo Region.” The project to put the cards in the bills was coordinated in partnership with the City of Toledo through Mayor Bell’s office with printing expense paid by The Josh Project and at no expense to rate payers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission just released a report on May 22nd stating that most child drownings happen in backyard pools and that 75% of all pool and spa submersion deaths happen to children under the age of 5. On average, 390 children die every year because of pool-spa related drowning. (https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2013/Pool-Safely-Call-to-Action/)
Over the next 90 days residents will see the insert that emphasizes the importance of water safety, especially with children. In the coming summer months, it is important for parents to protect their children from drowning by making sure that they do not go near a pool unsupervised and that they are properly trained in water safety. Please look for the insert and share it with your family and friends.