City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: July 29, 2008
Crypto closes Goodyear pool and splash pad
GOODYEAR, AZ – The City of Goodyear shut down its swimming pool and splash pad this morning after tests for cryptosporidium came back positive.
City officials are in the process of super-chlorinating the pool and splash pad, and expect to keep both locations closed at least until Monday, August 4.
“We’ll reopen as soon as possible,” said Goodyear Deputy Director Brian Barnes. “It’s inconvenient, but keeping people safe is our top priority.”
After learning about crypto contamination in Phoenix pools, Goodyear voluntarily tested its pool and splash pad. To date, the City has received no reports of illness or people with symptoms of the illness.
Cryptosporidium is a parasite that can cause diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramps. It is passed through the stool of an infected person or animal.
Pools throughout the Valley, including Phoenix and Mesa, have been closed recently, after cryptosporidium sickened people or contaminated the water.
Goodyear Swimming Pool is located at 430 E. Loma Linda Blvd. The Splash Pad is located at Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Rd.