19, 2018 New
tests find 'potentially toxic' algae is still present in Apex Park
toxic' blue green algae is still present in Highbridge's Apex Park
lakes, new tests have found this week.
District Council, which manages the park, has urged Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge dog walkers to keep away from the water.
algae was first identified in the lakes in July - and the latest
water quality tests carried out on 14th September show it is still
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "All users
of Apex Park lakes are advised that the levels of Blue Green algae
are still over the threshold for safe use of the lake."
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.
a precaution, visitors have been advised to stay away from the water
and dog owners have been advised to keep their pets from entering
council is urging visitors not to swim in the water, not to let
dogs in the water or let them drink it, nor to swallow the water,
and to avoid contact with the algae, not to eat fish caught from
the water, and to observe and abide by any warning notices positioned
around the water.
the presence of blue green algae in the waters of Apex Park Lake,
there is still plenty to do and see in the 42-acre park. Visitors
can go skateboarding; use the outdoor gym, play facilities, as well
as just enjoying a walk and the wildlife. Accessible paths go around
the park suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. There are picnic
spots, ample free car parking and toilets.
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