Yesterday's Elsie Hotpepper Facebook screen cap turned into a blogging about America's Biggest Boondoggle's PIP Squeaks Declaring There Is No E.Coli To Worry ABout While Rockin' The Trinity River In Fort Worth.
Tarrant Regional Water District board member Mary Kelleher commented about getting the PIP Squeaks to do daily testing of the water which they are encouraging floaters to float in..
Way back on February 7 of this year I found myself in the downtown Fort Worth zone, a location I rarely find myself located in.
Since I was in the downtown Fort Worth zone I decided to check out the current state of America's Biggest Boondoggle's products, such as Panther Island Pavilion and the simple little bridges which had begun construction the previous October, scheduled to take four years to build over dry land.
I blogged about that which I saw that day in a blogging titled Taking A Look At The Trinity River Vision Boondoggle's Products.
One of the products I saw that day is what you see below.
Below I copied from the February 7 blogging about the above lifeguard stand and beach....
The Boondoggle is now calling the area where the Rockin' the River Happy Hour Inner Tube Floats take place a beach. For your amazed amusement I'll copy that which is on the sign on the lifeguard's perch below.
PANTHER ISLAND PAVILION
CLOSED FROM 10pm - 5am
SWIM AT OWN RISK
NO GLASS OR STYROFOAM
NO FISHING FROM BEACH AREA
NO UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES
NO OPEN FIRES
CLEAN UP AFTER PETS
NO DISORDERLY CONDUCT
A PRODUCT OF THE TRINITY RIVER VISION
A public beach? Closes at 10pm, opens at 5am? Swim at own risk?
Is that risk the risk of swimming with too much e.coli? And alligators?
If a city is designating a water feature as a public beach, and encouraging that water to be swam in, doesn't the public have a reasonable right to expect that that water is safe to swim in, tested daily? Particularly when that body of water is known to regularly spike with high levels of e.coli?
I wonder if the PIP Squeak's outhouses that serve the throngs of river floaters could be one of the e.coli sources. Most world class urban waterfront music venues do not include primitive outhouses among their features....