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Poo parks: NSW Health crackdown on splash parks

December 5, 2016
Public Health

splashWater splash parks have become a summer hit among families with young children, but their rapid spread across Sydney has raised public health concerns about contaminated water and diarrhoea outbreaks.

The Baird government plans to change the Public Health Act to make clear the new splash parks and interactive water fountains are included in the definition of a public swimming pool.
While a number of councils have scrambled over winter to work with NSW Health to meet the swimming pool standard in time for summer, one of the most popular water splash parks at Darling Harbour, run by the state government agency Property NSW, insists it doesn’t need to.

Published by: The SMH, 27/11/2016

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