August 01, 2020
Swimming pools and beach vacations, waterskiing at the lake and rafting on the river, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and swimming - when it's summertime and the mercury is on the rise, there is nowhere we'd rather be than in the water! North America’s lakes, rivers, and seas are oases of beauty and respite from the summer sun, so it’s no surprise that swimming is summer’s number one pastime. But as you enjoy the season's final days, please make water safety your first priority. Swimming cools us off and keeps us fit, but it can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children aged 1-4, and it's the number two cause of unintentional death among those aged 5-24. A moment of distraction can be fatal, so please take great care to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the water.
July 01, 2020
July 2020. This month, North Americans will be celebrating the birth of their country, their identity as a people and as a nation. From Winnipeg to Washington, D.C., from Calgary to Corpus Christi, from Toronto to Tallahassee, we will watch fireworks and watch parades, we will sing and laugh and make merry. And EAT. Whether your celebration will include barbecue and watermelon, or haddock and butter tarts, there will certainly be some good eats. Join the celebration!
June 09, 2020
As the summer begins to sizzle and business and beaches reopen, how do we navigate the continuing risk of COVID-19? This summer exposes us to a number of health risks — some all-too-common, such as heat stroke and dehydration, and some not-at-all-common, such as the novel (new) Coronavirus Disease 2019. When we go out into the sun, we help prevent those common risks by coming prepared with water bottles and sunscreen. When we enter the newly-opened public spaces, we can help prevent this new health risk by coming prepared with the best information we can find. Below are some resources where you can find helpful information on Coronavirus causes and prevention measures. This information is primarily from the Centers for Disease Control.
March 25, 2020
The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. Below are some resources where you can find factual information on Coronavirus causes and prevention measures.
March 01, 2020
Mark your calendars, folks: March 16-22 is the EPA's annual Fix a Leak Week. Household leaks can waste more than 1 TRILLION gallons of water each year. Yes, 1 TRILLION—That's a one with 12 zeros behind it (1,000,000,000,000). Those drippy faucets and leaking toilets are more than an annoyance; they cost you lots of money, and they waste LOTS of water. So, this March, hunt down those drips! Chase those leaks!
March 01, 2020