Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
July 19, 2010 For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – In light of today’s incident at Arcadia County Park, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will introduce a motion to direct the Departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Health to conduct a thorough investigation of all County public pools to identify and remove any conditions that may impact public safety. Antonovich’s motion will require a report back to the Board on current testing procedures of water and equipment, and recommendations to ensure water quality and safety in public pools.
Approximately a dozen swimmers at Arcadia County Park were evacuated today from the public pool due to a problem with the pool pump system that may have caused over-chlorination in the water.