**WARNING TO ALL PET OWNERS about Toxic Algae**
Rochford District Council is issuing a warning to all pet owners in the District who use Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park after the discovery of potentially toxic algae blooms in the lake.
During periods of warm, sunny, calm weather algal blooms can naturally appear in water.
Following the discovery of what appeared to be algae and algae scum on the lake at Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, the Council put up precautionary notices around the lake warning visitors of the possible dangers of Blue Green Algae.
Samples of the algae and water were taken and sent for testing by the Environment Agency.
The results of these samples have confirmed that potentially toxic Blue Green Algae is present in the lake which may cause illness in humans and animals.
The Council are aware of the Toxic Algae
The Council is requesting that visitors to the lake take the following precautions:
• Keep away from the water’s edge.
• Keep pets away from the water’s edge.
• Do not touch scum, either in the water or on the banks.
This article on Toxic Algae is taken from the Hockley Living Magazine page. Many thanks for making us aware and keeping local people up to date with local issues.
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