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Cholera found in Hillcrest pond


July 11, 2017

Tony Bullocks

A barrier is in place around the Hillcrest park pond where a 12-year-old nearly drowned last week.

CLOVIS - First responders involved in the July 4 rescue of a boy found in the pond at Hillcrest Park have been advised to seek medical treatment, Clovis City Manager Tom Phelps said on Monday.

"A form of cholera bacteria was found in the pond," Ph...

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Reader Comments

Steve Gershon writes:

I think the first thing is stop pouring the tainted water from the sewer plant into the pond and figure a way to make it cleaner just for safety. What about people that eat the fish or the geese getting sick? What effect does it have on people laying in the grass that comes from the sewer plant. i think better chlorination in called for


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