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PRECAUTIONS NEEDED TO SAVE LIVES AT PONDS AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER

With the onset of warmer weather and outdoor activities, Matt Lake, Executive Director of the Merrillville Stormwater Utility, wants to remind Merrillville and other Northwest Indiana residents to use precautions around ponds and other bodies of water, especially for small children and toddlers.  Parents and guardians need to keep their children and others away from stormwater detention ponds and any other non-recreational unauthorized waterbodies. 

Residential, business and industrial properties with ponds are encouraged to have preventative signage installed and immediately address any unpermitted entry.

For guidance on pond safety, you can call the Merrillville Stormwater Resource Center at (219) 472-8668.