E. coli tragedy in 1998 changed water park safety

Posted Monday, June 16, 2003 4:36 AM | Contributed by General Public

Twenty-six children were stricken in 1998 by an E. coli outbreak in a kiddie pool at the White Water swim park in Cobb County, metro Atlanta's best-known water park. Seven children were hospitalized and one died. The legacy of the outbreak has led to sweeping changes in how water parks monitor and treat their water. In some cases, the kiddie pools have been scrapped in favor of fountain-type areas that have no standing water.

Read more from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Monday, June 16, 2003 7:13 AM
From what I understand about all these newer water attraction laws, that is what has caused SFWoA to install their new huge water filter system for Hook's Lagoon. It was opened for a week, then they shut the whole thing down and scrubbed it all and are installing a whole new filter system. That's also why Neptune Falls is not up (those slides empty into Hook's Lagoon). It's suppose to be up and running by June 28th. I guess it's better safe than sorry.

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Monday, June 16, 2003 8:51 AM
oh so thats why, they were close, but why has Stingray been closed as well?

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