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May 13, 2014

Water not needed for water park just yet

GREENVILLE — The water park won’t open until next summer, but some ponds left over from the aborted start of construction of Splash Kingdom in Greenville required the city’s attention.

Work had been underway at the site along the Interstate 30 service road for more than a month, although the initial landscaping is about all which had beenfinished, before officials with Splash Kingdom announced April 3 that the water park would not be completed until a new street connecting the service road to Roy Warren Parkway could be build.

In the meantime, two ponds left at the site had filled with water which had been standing for some time.

Greenville City Manager Massoud Ebrahim said Friday that the city had taken steps to prevent any mosquito breeding in the ponds.

“We put in ‘mosquito biscuits’ into both ponds,” Ebrahim said, adding the items are designed to destroy mosquito larvae in standing water. “From the mosquito standpoint, we are safe.”

Ebrahim said he met at the location with representatives from Splash Kingdom and  III to I Property Management Greenville, the group that is developing the surrounding property as the Greenville Towne Center.

“They plan to drain both ponds ... down to the natural water course,” Ebrahim said.

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