City park awaits rain to reopen following high E. coli count
Rockland — City Manager Thomas Luttrell updated the City Council July 14 on the closure of Snow Marine Park due to high levels of E. coli.
He said measures have been taken to solve the problem including disposal of dog waste at the park and treating the green areas. After the next rain, the levels of bacteria will be tested again to see if it can be reopened.
The city will also test the waste found at the park for species, costing about $1,000, city officials said at the meeting.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.