Its Okay To Go In The Water, The Poop Is Gone Now…
Pewaukee Lake in Wisconsin has been closed since June 24th due to excessive levels of ecoli in the water. Yesterday, officials reopened the waters as testing showed levels are now acceptable. Wouldn’t you know it, that is just in time for the Pewaukee Triathlon set for this weekend.
Needless to say, some of the athletes are a little skeptical, as detailed in this article.
The high levels are deemed to be secondary to a huge dumping ( no pun intended) of untreated sewage into the lake on June 23rd. Sorry to say, this is common practice in many areas.
Officials are quick to remind everyone that there are a lot of sources out there for ecoli, not just the human feces they added. YUM.
Ive had my fair share of dirty water swims, and the post race smell is incredible. If it were me, I’d stay at home. I get enough crap at work.
In a strange turn of luck, this does open a wonderful t-shirt marketing opportunity for race organizers. Who wouldn’t wear a shirt saying “I survived the “Poo” – waukee Triathlon!”