The swimming ponds at Millennium Park are closed as of August 7. Reopening expected August 8. (Photo by Betsy Kline)

Bacteria closes Millennium Ponds again

Ponds close August 7 — City of Castlegar expects work to be quickly completed and reopening August 8.

The City of Castlegar has closed all three swimming ponds at Millennium Park today, August 7, for maintenance.

The city anticipates the work to be completed today and the ponds to re-open Wednesday, August 8, by noon.

The city issued the following statement: “For public protection and enjoyment, water is tested by the City at Millennium Park Ponds for the presence of bacteria during the summer season (June-September). Recent water quality results indicated that the bacterial levels are high and the city is taking a proactive approach to perform maintenance on the ponds to ensure water quality and public safety.”

The city will notify the public when the ponds are re-opened for use.

The ponds were also closed briefly last week.

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