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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
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The area surrounding the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge on the
Ashley/Rakahuri River once again has a clean bill of health after the
Canterbury District Health Board last night lifted its public health warning
for the area.
The warning, which had been in place since February 12, was
the second for algal bloom since the start of the summer. The bridge area of the river had had an earlier health
advisory placed on it during the Christmas holiday break. That was later lifted in January. Algal bloom is not an uncommon occurrence in South Island
waterways and lakes during the summer.
A health warning is currently in place for Pegasus Lake,
while waterways in the Selwyn and Kaikōura Districts have also recently been the
subject of restrictions as a result of water testing.
Recent cyanobacteria surveying of
the water in the Ashley/Rakahuri River showed that the coverage of potentially
toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river had decreased below
the levels that are of concern to public health.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey
says Environment Canterbury’s sampling of the Ashley/Rakahuri River will
continue to the end of this summer and will then resume next summer, when there
is increased likelihood of cyanobacteria growth.
The algae occur
naturally but can increase rapidly during warmer months – river users are advised to treat every
low-flowing river cautiously.