E. Coli contamination a hidden danger in the Virgin River

E. Coli contamination is 'off the chart' in Zion National park's Narrows

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 7, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    As one who frequents the various sources of the Virgin river, people are aware it is not a clean source and one would either carry clean water or as a backup have a purifying filter or means to clean the water if needed to drink from the Virgin river flow.

    Cattle have been raised in the various flow areas for over 100 years. People know that and the visitors from Europe and Asia carry their own bottled water. Back country hikers and campers know the potential as they don't just hike this drainage area and know the results of drinking such type of water. They know that springs even have a potential depending on how you draw water from the spring, etc.

    The Cedar City group could potentially put all kinds of restrictions on people either living in the area or those visiting the beautiful natural resources. People know they are to treat the area with respect and we have put a burden on some.