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City of Arlington to Reopen Pools and Splash Pads After Negative Naegleria Fowleri Test

The Environmental Protection Agency notified the City of Arlington Thursday that a water sample collected from the California Lane Park splash pad has tested negative for the presence of Naegleria fowleri amoeba.

With that update, the City of Arlington announces today that it will reopen its pools and three of its four splash pads starting this Saturday, Sept. 2.

Additional Disinfection Planned for California Lane Park Splash Pad

On Friday, the City of Arlington consulted with the EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Department of State Health Services, Tarrant County Public Health, and the City of Arlington’s Public Health Authority to map out the next steps for the California Lane Park splash pad. Out of an abundance of caution, the City will keep the splash pad at 1931 E. California Lane closed for an additional round of hyper-chlorination and for a follow-up test to ensure no organic matter, harmful or not, is present in the aquatic facility’s ultra-chlorinated and UV-treated water supply.

 The City, which is no longer asking that people who visited the California Lane Park splash pad last month to self-monitor for signs of illness, will share the test results with the public once they are available in the coming weeks.

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