July 17, 2007: Rexbury, Idaho, Spray Park Free of E. coli

Local television news in Idaho reported that recent test results confirmed that six people contracted E. coli at the Rexbury spray park in late June...

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The city has taken extra measures to make the park safer. Efforts have included increasing the amount of chlorine in the park water and replacing the pipes with larger ones to increase the flow rate of the water.

Water testing indicates that the E. coli contamination has been addressed.

In an effort to help maintain water quality at the park, city officials are asking that parents use swim diapers on their children instead of regular diapers, and that parents not allow sick children to use the park. They also suggest that parents shower off their children before using the spray park, and that children wear swim suits instead of street clothing.

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