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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued
a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic
cyanobacteria) were found in the Cust River near Skewbridge Road. The Drain
concerned meets three streams – Ohoka, Silverstream and Kaiapoi, close to the Skewbridge
animals, particularly dogs, should avoid the area of the Cust River near
Skewbridge Road until the health warning has been lifted.
Humphrey, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says the algae look like dark
brown to black mats and can produce toxins harmful to people and animals. “Exposure may
cause skin rashes, nausea, stomach cramps, tingling and numbness around the
mouth and fingertips,” Dr Humphrey says. “If you
experience any of these symptoms, visit your doctor immediately, also let your
doctor know if you’ve had contact with dark brown/black algal mats or water in
says no-one should drink the water from the river at any time.
boiling the water from the river, it does not remove the toxin therefore should
not be consumed,” Dr Humphrey says. Pets should also be
taken to a vet immediately
if they are showing signs of illness after coming into
contact with algal mats. “People and
animals should remain out of the waterways until the warnings have been
lifted,” Dr Humphrey says.
Canterbury is monitoring the sites and the public will be advised of any
changes in water quality.
information visit Environment Canterbury's website or contact Community and Public Health.
Contact: Community and Public Health (CDHB)
Phone: 03 364 1777