Nashville, TN – Many public pools in Tennessee and around the country open for the season on Memorial Day. While swimming is a fun way to be active and beat the heat, thousands of Americans get sick every year from germs found in pools and other swimming places.
The Tennessee Department of Health joins the observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming during the Memorial Day Weekend to spread the word about helping keep swimming sites safe and healthy.
Nashville, TN – While swimming is a fun way to beat the heat and be physically active, thousands of Americans get sick every year due to germs found in the places where we swim.
“We can all help keep our swimming areas safe this summer by following a few easy steps,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Taking precautions like showering before swimming and never letting children swim without supervision helps prevent illness and injuries.”
Tennessee Department of Health says be Proactive, Prepared and Protected for Safe and Healthy Travel
Nashville, TN – Many families and individuals spend the year planning for and dreaming of their spring or summer vacations. Trips to the beach, visits to faraway relatives and sessions at camp can be fun and exciting and the source of happy memories for years to come.
The Tennessee Department of Health offers tips to help ensure all Tennessee travelers have safe and healthy trips this and every year. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Gas and Water Department reminds Citizens that Mandatory Water Restrictions are in Effect
Clarksville, TN – Late yesterday evening, the Clarksville Gas and Water Department implemented, Stage 2, of its Drought Management Plan, approved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in response to continued high water demand and extreme hot and dry weather conditions.
Stage 2 in the plan requires mandatory restrictions by all water consumers within the Clarksville water distribution system. The goal is to achieve reduction in total gallons per capita per day (GPCD). «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Gas and Water Department announces Mandatory Water Restrictions are in Effect Immediately
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has implemented the next level, Stage 2, of its Drought Management Plan, approved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, on June 29th, 2012 in response to continued high water demand primarily resulting from irrigation and recreational use. «Read the rest of this article»
National Recreational Water Illness & Injury Prevention Week is May 21st-27th, 2012
Nashville, TN – Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season. While swimming is a fun way to be physically active, recreational water can also hold viruses and bacteria that cause illness.
The Tennessee Department of Health joins in the annual observance of National Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week May 21st-27th to help make sure residents and visitors have a safe and healthy swimming season. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has published The Angler’s Guide to Tennessee Fish, a new identification guide on the vast variety of fish species in the state. The new guide is currently available at TWRA offices and online at the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org.
Tennessee waters offer opportunities for anglers of all ages, experience and interests. Tennessee has 29 major reservoirs, 19,000 miles of streams, plus thousands of smaller lakes and ponds. «Read the rest of this article»
Precautions Urged to Prevent Water Illnesses
Nashville, TN – Taking a refreshing dip in a pool, lake or stream is a great way to beat the summer heat. However, recreational water can hold germs that can make people sick. The Tennessee Department of Health is sharing simple tips to help all Tennesseans stay safe and healthy when swimming this summer.
“Swimming is a great way to exercise, and offers numerous health benefits,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “We want to remind everyone to take common sense precautions to protect their families from illnesses that can be spread in water and help keep swimming fun and healthy.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will no longer offer fish (bass and bluegill) for stocking into private ponds and small lakes.
Due to the high cost of raising and distributing private pond fish, in addition to the need to stock more fish into public waters of the state, the agency has decided to discontinue the private pond stocking program. Current pond fish applicants scheduled to receive largemouth bass in the spring of 2011 will be the last for the program. «Read the rest of this article»
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