August 25, 2009
Issaquah pool operators are working on changes to make your swimming experience safer.
A federal law that was supposed to be implemented by December has pool operators rethinking safety and investing in new equipment. But the road to implementation has been anything but smooth.
The Virginia Graeme Baker Act was passed by Congress in December 2007 after the 2002 drowning of Virginia Graeme Baker, 7, granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker III.
The act is designed to prevent drowning caused by entrapment in pools and hot tubs.
Pool operators in the Issaquah area are hiring engineers to evaluate systems, purchasing drain covers that meet standards, and even tearing up pools and re-installing systems to ensure compliance. Read more
July 31, 2009
June 2, 2009
Issaquah School Board members unanimously voted to accept a bid presented by Babbit Neuman Construction for a new elementary school at their May 27 board meeting. Read more