September 30, 2016
VICTORIA –The public is being advised to take caution as a blue green algae bloom is currently present on Langford Lake in Langford. The bloom has been observed in the Leigh Road Beach and boardwalk area.
Until further notice the public is advised to:
• keep all pets and livestock away from the lake
• avoid drinking the lake water
• avoid swimming or water skiing in areas of scum
• clean fish well and discard guts
Signage is being posted in public access points by the City of Langford.
Blue green algae blooms are of public health concern because they may produce dangerous toxins.
Call your health care provider or veterinarian if you or your animals have been exposed and develop sudden or unexplained sickness or signs of poisoning.
South Island media inquiries:
Public Health Communications