Myron Urbanski Park creek contaminated with E. coli and coliform

Goshen /
12 Aug 2019 | 01:46

    To the Editor:

    At the Town of Goshen Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, a resident from Goshen brought it to the attention of the board that the creek in the Craigville Park is contaminated with E. coli and coliform. The readings were off the charts.

    The residents believed the situation needed immediate attention and asked Supervisor Doug Bloomfield to post warning signs along the creek to stay out of the water until the health hazard was resolved. He did not want to post a sign, saying he did not want to cause a panic.

    E. Coli and coliform infections can be severe, resulting in hospitalization, and can be deadly. The people using the park need immediate notification of this severe health hazard.

    The park is host to summer camps, many teams play sports on the fields, and the Kiwanis just hosted Community Days on Saturday, Aug. 10. People need to know about the contaminated streams that are running through the park.

    Town of Goshen residents, please beware.

    Sandra Rothenberger

    Goshen