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Traverse City Working to Bring New Splash Pad Back up to Code

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With these hot temperatures, many are left to wonder when the new splash pad in Traverse City will be back in service.

The city and the Department of Environmental Quality are working together to bring the splash pad back up to code.

Earlier this month, shortly after it opened, the new Milliken Waterscape at Clinch Park had a malfunction with the sewer system, causing untreated water to flow through the sprinklers. The pumps were turned off, but not until 5 or 6 kids played in the dirty water.

It hasn't been open since.

But now, the city is working toward getting the permits they need to open it back up.

The DEQ says they won't be big changes but still ones they need to make.