One of our community members sent an article link from kidshealth.org about keeping kids safe around water.
From the article:
“Kids need constant supervision around water — whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the beach, or a lake.
“Young children are especially vulnerable — they can drown in less than 2 inches (6 centimeters) of water. That means drowning can happen where you’d least expect it — the sink, the toilet bowl, fountains, buckets, inflatable pools, or small bodies of standing water around your home, such as ditches filled with rain water.”
The majority of our Raingardens this morning are holding more than two inches of water, and it is not currently raining. According to SPU, the Raingarden is working successfully if it drains after three rain-free days.
The article also speaks to being cautious of “weeds and grass that could entangle a leg or arm,” which are specifically planted at the bottom of our Raingardens.
The full article is here: http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/outdoor/water_safety.html