The Environment Agency have confirmed there is blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) which is potentially toxic at Apex Park Lake. Many waters are susceptible to problems with blue-green algae, typically between June and November. Once algal numbers are high, the bloom is likely to persist throughout the season, declining only at the onset of winter weather conditions. 01/09/17
On advice from Environmental Health, our Clean Surroundings team will carry out regular inspections of the lake to monitor any changes and check that adequate signage remains in place around the lake perimeter.
There will be a record of each inspection, showing if all notices remain present or need replacing in case of any incidents.
Our advice continues to be:
Dogs should not be allowed to drink, swim or paddle in the water
Fishing is not permitted
Do not eat fish caught from the water
Avoid all contact with the water
Observe and abide by notices surrounding the water
Anyone who has come into contact with the water containing blue-green algae should wash with fresh water immediately.
Anyone who has come into contact with the affected water and has become ill should obtain urgent medical attention.
Public Health have been notified in case they have any admissions relating to exposure to the algae.
The Environment Agency will continue to monitor the situation on a weekly basis.