Monday, August 02, 2010

Dirty Water

If the people in Savage would really like to thin the crowds that gather at the river to party they should post this bit of news on a big sign in the park. According to this story by Kate Yanchulis with the Capital News Service, a recent study by the University of Maryland found that the Middle Patuxent River in Savage Park “had bacteria levels much higher than the dirty toilet.”

“Savage Park, a public park on the Middle Patuxent River, by far had the most bacteria of the seven samples -- 1,752 colony-forming units of enterococci bacteria in one 100 ml sample following the rain. The park does not have a public beach, but bathers were in the water when News21 visited July 7.”

Perhaps a graphic of someone swimming in a toilet would help deter the crowds too.
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