Contamination closes Langley Pond

July 13, 2007

AIKEN CTY, S.C.---If you're looking to beat the heat with a swim this weekend, don't plan on heading to Langley Pond. The bright orange "NO SWIMMING" signs won't be coming down.

The Aiken County Parks and Recreation Department tells News 12 more samples were taken from the pond this morning, but those results will take 48 hours.

After some previous testing, they found an increase in fecal coliform, which is a common bacteria found in the soil. Officials believe the bacteria made its way to the pond following the heavy downpour Wednesday afternoon.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the bacteria itself poses no threat to people, but it does suggest the possibility that there are other, harmful bacteria in the water.

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  • by Lynn Location: Jackson S.C on Jul 15, 2007 at 03:52 PM
    My family and I took our boat out there today there was no signs ropes or anyone there to tell us that there was something wrong with this pond.We did see where there was 2 signs for no swimming until further notice But there was nothing else for the boat ramp or why. We were there for about three hours luckily we did not catch anything but when we came out to leave there was a game warden there and that is how we found out.He told us that it was in the paper well we dont get the papers. But please put something up so other people are aware that there is something wrong there. Thanks Lynn
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