Water World closed Thursday for possible water contamination

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FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. (CBS Denver/KKTV) – Water World in Federal Heights will be closed Thursday after a possible water contamination in the park.

Officials say a power outage and broken valve repair likely allowed irrigation pond water into the water park.

They add guests who attended the park on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday may have been affected.

Drinking fountains, ice, drinks and food at concession stands may have been affected, according to officials.

County and state health officials are now investigating, but say there are no reported illnesses.

“The problem has been corrected, so any possible exposure was limited to those three days,” said John M. Douglas, Jr., MD, Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department.

He also noted guests may have symptoms from ingesting untreated water.

“These symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Symptoms can appear as soon as 12 hours after exposure and as long as 45 days after exposure. ”

Anyone experiencing these symptoms who visited Water World on June 11, 12, or 13 should call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700; and then contact their healthcare provider.

Officials add the water in Federal Heights was not affected.

The park released the following ticket information following the closure:

$20 Ticket Promotion
If you purchased a promotional $20 ticket and it is unused, we have extended the expiration date for an additional two-weeks through Thursday June 28, 2018. You can go to the turnstile with your printed ticket or show your phone barcode for entry. If you would like a refund of the ticket, you can contact Guest Services at 303-427-7873 and we will be happy to refund the purchase.

Season Pass Bring-a-Friend Vouchers
If you have a Value Season Splash Pass and had a Bring-A-Friend Voucher, those will be honored through June 28, 2018.
Cabana and Bungalow Rentals

If you purchased a Cabana or Bungalow for the 14th, Guest Service will contact guests tonight to reschedule for an upcoming date. If you choose not to reschedule, we will happily cancel and/or refund your reservation.

Regular Day Admission Pass
If you purchased a Day Admission pass, you will be allowed to use that at any time throughout the 2018 season. If you would like a refund, you can contact Guest Services at 303-427.7873

We are sorry for the inconvenience of the park being closed and thank you for your understanding.