Based on the results of testing performed on Wednesday, August 3rd, Wilton’s Merwin Meadows Pond is safe for swimming and will reopen tomorrow, August 5th.
Wilton’s Health Director continues to feel the E. coli contamination identified on July 29th is the result of geese in the area. Earlier this week, park staff installed a field of 10 pinwheels as an additional tool to deter geese. The swirling pinwheels refract sunlight, acting as a humane means of scaring away the geese.
Residents are asked to stay away from the area and not touch the pinwheels. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Information about Merwin Meadows Park is available here.