Traverse City Splash Pad Requires Costly Fixes

By: AP
By: AP

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A city-commissioned report has found the Traverse City splash pad that rained sewage-contaminated water on children could cost up to $400,000 to repair.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the study by Wisconsin-based Water Technologies Inc. lists 18 separate design flaws, operational deficiencies and safety hazards at the Clinch Park water fixture. The problem areas will cost from $54,000 to more than $400,000 to fix, depending on the number of corrections made.

The $360,000 splash pad was part of a $2.9 million reconstruction of the park.

The splash pad is a playground that douses visitors in water.

City commissioners requested the report after a sewer pump station failed and human waste-tainted water flowed into the splash pad's fountains soon after it opened in June 2013. Officials have said the splash pad didn't have some permits that are typically needed.

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