The Yellow Springs public pool reopened Friday, the first day of summer, after it was closed a week ago over concerns about a weed killer sprayed in a grassy area around the facility.
Greene County Combined Health District officials said they have received no complaints of illness connected with the June 12 application of three-and-a-half gallons Escalade 2 in the grassy area surrounding the the pool at Gaunt Park, 500 W. South College St.
Lab results of water samples taken from the pool for the herbicide’s active ingredient showed values below detectible limits, according to the health district.
Village officials said Friday a portion of the pool’s grass area is roped off and closed to the public, awaiting the results of soil samples.
“The health and safety of our residents is our priority,” said Mark McDonnell, county health commissioner. “…It’s important that people have information about what happened and what’s being done to prevent a similar situation in the future.”
The herbicide was applied to kill clover that was attracting bees to the pool area, according to officials.
Miami Township fire and rescue, which provides emergency services to the village, said it has received no reports of illness or health concerns related to the herbicide application.