Williamson County and Cities Health District to host public hearings on swimming pool program

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The Williamson County and Cities Health District is seeking public input on a proposed order to implement a regulatory program requiring permitting and inspection for all public and semi-public swimming pools, spas and interactive water features, according to a news release.

A series of public hearings will be held in October and November to provide background information and collect comments on the proposed order, the release said. A copy of the proposed order and the related existing state regulations can be found at www.wcchd.org.

  • Oct. 9, 6-7 p.m., Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park
  • Oct. 10, 6-7 p.m., Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown
  • Oct. 11, 6-7 p.m., Public Health Center, 355 Texas Ave., Round Rock
  • Oct. 14, 6-7 p.m., Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St., Taylor
  • Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Public Health Center, Scott D. Evans Room, 355 Texas Ave., Round Rock, in conjunction with the Williamson County Board of Health meeting

Written comments on the proposed order may be submitted to Teresa Galindo, Environmental Health Services Director, Williamson County and Cities Health District, 355 Texas Ave., Round Rock, TX 78664, or by email to teresa.galindo@wilco.org, the release said. Written comments will be accepted until Oct. 25, it said.

The WCCHD has provided public health services to Williamson County since 1943, the release said.

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  1. The county is requesting our input on whether we support them inspecting our private back yard? My input is for them to shove it. If you think it’s a good idea to grant the government more authority over your private life, you too can shove it. What is the justification for this unconstitutional invasion of privacy? Has there been an uptick in the number of faulty pools installed or unexplained injuries from such or is someone in Wilco Gov. just trying to justify their job and county vehicle by creating a position where they can harass innocent citizens again? Do NOT support ANY such authority being bestowed upon government. If they are so concerned about our pools and spas then all they need to do is ensure the companies selling and installing them are properly licensed and bonded. Period.

    • They aren’t talking about backyard pools. It says public and semi public which I think means membership pools and spas. Why not go to the meeting and find out what it’s about.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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