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Blue-green algae are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally in fresh water lakes. In warm weather, with the right nutrients and low wind, they can form a large mass called a bloom. Residents and visitors are urged to take a cautious approach, monitor the situation, and protect themselves from potential health risks.
Emergencies occur without warning. If you know severe weather is heading your way plan in advance to have a safe drinking water ready for your family. In an emergency, we recommend you have enough drinking water for at least 72 hours, two litres per person per day.