Thursday 1 September 2022Media release2 minutes to read
Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth on 14 July 2022.
Recent water testing at Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) in the lake has reduced and concentrations are now below levels that are of concern to public health.
Waitaha | Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says Environment Canterbury’s sampling of Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth will continue on a monthly basis.
“The public will be informed if testing shows that concentrations have increased and there is a risk to public health again,” Dr Pink says.
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