Tuesday 14 December 2021Media release2 minutes to read
Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the tributary of the Waiau Uwha River near Waiau Township Bridge.
Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the tributary of the Waiau Uwha River have shown the cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has reduced and is now below levels that are of concern to public health.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says Environment Canterbury will continue to monitor the tributary of Waiau Uwha River until the end of this summer and the public will be advised of any changes to water quality.
Facts about cyanobacteria:
For further information visit: https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/canterbury-region/
Or contact Community and Public Health on (03) 364 1777: https://www.cph.co.nz/your-health/recreational-water/
For more information about Mahinga Kai: https://www.cph.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/saf0112.pdf
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