7/3/19 – There have been some developments since our last posting. The city of Georgetown has put up warning signs at the entrance to Blue Hole and along the river.
According to an article from KXAN the city of Georgetown has tested the water twice in the last week. The water showed high levels of bacteria a week ago, the test on Monday showed the levels had dropped a little.
Keith Hutchinson, Georgetown Communications Manager said that a sample pulled might not give the full picture.
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6/28/19 – We have been seeing stories posted on Facebook about people with eye infections after swimming at Blue Hole.
The Williamson County and Cities Health District is urging residents to take care if they choose to swim in Blue Hole, The San Gabriel River, Lake Georgetown or any other natural, unregulated water because it can be home to bacteria.
The Health district advises caution to swimmers, “Folks should always use caution when using natural bodies of water,” she said. “Don’t go underwater, don’t submerge your eyes, head, mouth or open cuts.”
Natural bodies of water are not checked for bacteria, these include the San Gabriel River, Lake Georgetown or the Blue Hole. Swimmers are advised to enter the water at their own risk.
The alert also says the Health District will test the water if they have a high number of reports, and that they haven’t had any reports yet.
Many thanks to the fabulous Williamson County Sun as source for this important information.