ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Afternoon rains and a lack of attention has created a potential risk at the closed Lee County pool.
While the County-owned pool at Grand Island hasn't been open in years, it's recently accumulating rain water that health officials say could be a haven for mosquitoes.
Stagnant water has been there some time. Lee County owns the pool and says it was pumped this spring, but admits, with no director and a shortage of staff at Grand Island, its hasn't been maintained.
A nearby land owner alerted WALB and Health Officials, who questioned the county about the pool. He wants the county to stay on top of the problem.
"Surely this is one of the things you pay property taxes for and it belongs to the county and I want them to do the responsible thing and care for it like they should," said nearby property owner Herbert Gladin.
He would like to see the pool back in operation. Grand Island Club Administrator Paige Etheridge says while an inspection found no mosquito larvae, the county heard the complaints yesterday and treated the area this morning.
They'll work with the Health Department to come up with an action plan and preventative measures for the pool.