Olympic Plaza wading pool closed after fecal matter found in water

Published Tuesday, August 13, 2019
by ALANNA SMITH

“We know that the Olympic Plaza Reflecting Pool is a special part of downtown Calgary, providing enjoyment to children and families in the summer. It is our responsibility to ensure that it’s safe,” read a statement from Alberta Health Services.

“Water testing has indicated the presence of coliforms in the water. Wading pools are often used by a higher risk population, such as young children, which increases the risk of ingestion of water.”