Finally, a community swimming pool that even Quartzsite can afford! This cool story made international news this week. NYC converted three unused dumpsters into public swimming pools and put them right on Park Ave. as part of the city's "Summer Streets" initiative.
Temporary decks were erected around the 4' 3" deep pools and lifeguards were on duty.
The City provided street showers for those impulsive folks who didn't pack a bathing suit, but wanted to cool down anyway.
Portable changing cabanas were set up for those that planned ahead and brought a suit.
Unfortunately for residents of Quartzsite who desperately need a community pool this innovative solution would likely end up buried in the same bureaucracy and infighting that seems to squash any great idea that Alex Taft doesn't come up with herself.
Those shiny, clean, red C & D disposal dumpsters would certainly be swim worthy in this heat, but you can bet Taft and her cronies would rather give the children one of those old, dirty, dented Palo Verde Disposal dumpsters to swim in instead. After all, Palo Verde appears to have the inside track after they donated the land for Taft's Willpower Inc. dirty, dented, broken trailers/makeshift Quartzsite animal shelter. Councilman Winslow proudly announced it is finally almost completed, yet they've had animals there for months without even passing inspection.
Maybe, some private philanthropist would be willing to negotiate with C & D for a dumpster pool before another resident dies of heat exhaustion. If we wait for Town Hall to reach a consensus, all the currently registered voters will surely be dead
Watch the dumpster pool video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10905487