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City Targets Bathing and Other Misuse at Plaza 618

(La Porte, IN) -  In response to acts like bathing in the splash pad, the La Porte City Council has adopted rules for Plaza 618 in downtown La Porte.


The ordinance, unanimously adopted Monday night, prohibits not only bathing in the water feature but others thing like using soaps tobacco and alcohol at the plaza at Lincolnway and Monroe Steet.  Violators are subject to fines.


Mayor Tom Dermody said there have been problems with adults bathing in the splash pad at the plaza, which is open daily until 10 p.m.


City Attorney Nick Otis said the water and waste water departments, when asked for their input on the matter, relayed soap and other products of misuse like human waste can cause problems with the water lines.


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