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Contaminated Pond Will Cost $300,000 to Clean Up

 
Contaminated Pond Will Cost $300,000 to Clean Up
Posted Friday, February 7th 2014 @ 6pm  by KFBK News - James Rojas

It's been declared a health hazard.

The city of Sacramento is expected to pay $225,000 to clean the pond at McKinley Park.  Director of Parks and Rec Jim Combs says it's contaminated with bateria due to the large amount of geese and ducks that live there.  He said the pond will be drained and a filtration system will be installed.

"Well we're hoping to get a fence to put around the pond to basically keep the people out and to limit the amount of feeding that goes on because these animals in there should not be fed the types of food that people are feeding them," Combs added.

That's contributing to the problem.  

"We have, you know a lot of turtles there, we have a lot of fish, so we have to be cognizent of the wildlife," Combs said.

The work should begin sometime next year.

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