Blue-green algae bloom reported in Lake Apsey


Espanola, ON / October 13, 2015

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has advised the Sudbury & District Health Unit and the Town of Espanola that results from samples taken October 6, 2015, from Lake Apsey are positive for blue-green algae(cyanobacteria).  The samples contained a species of cyanobacteria that can produce toxins.

Ontario Clean Water Agency has implemented standard operation procedures for water treatment with blue-green algae present.  The water treatment plant is designed to effectively remove the algae and regular testing is on-going to verify that it is effective. 

Download more information on Blue-Green Algae for Cottagers and Home Owners (pdf) here, as well as the Sudbury & District Health Unit Media Release (pdf).

For Information Contact:

Joel Yusko, CRS, AScT
Manager of Public Works
PH (705) 869-1751
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