PBC Appraiser Supports Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month, and the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office is teaming with the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County to increase public awareness of pool safety measures.

“Our deputy appraisers will place pool safely door tags on residential properties with pools,” Property Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits said.

The door tags list water safety tips for people in single-family homes with pools. “We look at it as a valuable community service that our deputy appraisers can help spread the word about pool safety to the public,” Nikolits said.

To kick off the pool safely campaign, the deputy appraisers will distribute 500 door tags.

“We are very pleased that the Property Appraiser’s Office is again providing public information about pool safety in our effort to prevent drowning and to encourage water safety,” said Anna Stewart, manager of the Drowning Prevention Coalition. “Our best advice is to make sure everyone knows how to swim and never swims alone.”

Pools should be fenced with self-locking and self-latching gates to prevent easy access to the water. Contact the Drowning Prevention Coalition at (561) 616-7068 or www.pbcgov.org/dpc to learn more.