Treated Water

There’s nothing that says “summer” more than the sight of a tyke peeing in a fountain. That’s just what I saw Thursday as I stood at the top of the stairs looking down on the new Harborside Fountain Park, a youngster standing in the water dropping trou to make a fountain of his own.

The timing was perfect, because the photo of the kid wearing a diaper in the fountain, which ran in Sunday’s Kitsap Sun, prompted some in the newsroom to ask if the fountain water is treated.

Gary Sexton, Bremerton’s redevelopment projects administrator and vision-man behind the fountains, just happened to be there when I was, so I asked him if the water is treated.

It is.

So wade to your heart’s content, but try not to get downstream from the little ones.

One thought on “Treated Water

  1. …and I wonder where the parent is?
    How things have changed.

    In the old Fundy duddy days no mother would have allowed their children to pee in inappropriate places.
    …and to think people worry about dogs peeing and pooping …
    Sharon O’Hara

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