The Powell Aquatic Center lazy river was drained and dry on Monday at the Powell Aquatic Center. I obviously could not enjoy those sections and the warmer water because someone …
The Powell Aquatic Center lazy river was drained and dry on Monday at the Powell Aquatic Center. I obviously could not enjoy those sections and the warmer water because someone brought glass goggles into the pool and accidentally broke them.
As a paying member I was glad to see someone sweeping up the mess. I also realized that it was going to cost some extra cash to refill the pool.
What can you and I do to help?
First of all, we all might choose to be so-called Good Samaritans? Many individual members could contribute a few extra dollars and maybe others, who can afford to contribute, would gladly come forward as concerned citizens, as well. Just a few extra dollars donated by us who love using the aquatic center or need the therapeutic benefits of the aquatic center could make a difference. What do you think?
Presently, the city will probably have to pay for refilling the walking lazy river and the therapy sections of the aquatic center pools. That will probably cost a good amount, I think.
Maybe the capacity equals 200,000 gallons of water; maybe a little more or a little less. So when we calculate it, that glass breaking incident might cost the City approximately $500.00 more than was budgeted or expected.
So, the whole Powell, Wyoming, family could maybe consider this another community project. And why?
Consider this: How many people with physical limitations, in need of therapy, use the aquatic center? How many students in the city and in nearby school districts use the aquatic center? How many people receive swimming lessons every week? What about the swim teams who practice there and enjoy local meets? There are quite a few that depend on this service everyday.
Sounds like another possible worthwhile cause for our united, very generous community to tackle.
In the meantime, the Powell Aquatic Center managers have talked about buckling down further on restrictions that will help prevent future glass goggle fiascos in the water. I am thankful for that!