2, 2018 Apex
stay in place amid 'potentially toxic' algae in lakes
messages remain in place around Highbridge's Apex Park lakes after
'potentially toxic' algae was found there last week.
and Highbridge dog walkers have again been urged to stay away from
the water after an outbreak of blue-green algae was found there.
water, if touched, could cause skin irritation or an 'upset stomach'
and can be dangerous to dogs.
green algae has been a frequent occurence during periods of hot
weather over recent years.
District Councils Clean Surroundings team will carry out regular
inspections of the lake to monitor any changes and ensure adequate
signage is in place around the lake," said the council's Paula
Environment Agency will also continue to monitor the situation and
sample the water weekly until the bloom subsides."
a precaution, visitors have been advised to stay away from the water
and dog owners have been advised to keep their pets from entering
should also avoid "prolonged contact" with the lake and
avoid eating the area's fish where algae is present. Warning signs
are to be placed around the site as a precaution.
activities such as paddle boarding and fishing were withdrawn at
Wednesday's Apex Park Playday to ensure the safety of visitors.
council is urging visitors not to swim in the water, not to let
dogs in the water or let them drink it, not to swallow the water,
avoid contact with the algae, not to eat fish caught from the water,
and to observe and abide by any warning notices positioned around
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