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City monitoring blue-green algae on Makada Lake

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Nov 20, 2012 - 10:52 AM |

Municipally treated water available for affected residents

Municipally treated drinking water is available free of charge at four filling stations in the city to residents who draw household water from local lakes, said the City of Greater Sudbury in a news release.

That reminder comes following an advisory issued by the Sudbury and District Health Unit that water samples taken from Makada Lake, in the vicinity of Makada Drive, have tested positive for a species of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can produce toxins.

Residents may fill their own containers with municipally treated water at filling stations located on:
-Bay Street in Whitefish,
-Countryside Drive in Sudbury, near the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex,
-Bancroft Drive in Sudbury, near Moonlight Beach Road, and
-Spruce Street in Garson.

The City of Greater Sudbury continues to work in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment, the Nickel District Conservation Authority and the Sudbury and District Health Unit to monitor Makada Lake and other municipal waterways for the presence of blue-green algae.

For more information regarding the Makada Lake algal bloom, visit the Sudbury and District Health Unit website at www.sdhu.com.

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