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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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Residents who walk or bike in the marsh areas surrounding Pegasus may notice signage which has gone up this week alerting them to blue green algal blooms.
The area in question is the natural wetlands between Pegasus and the Tūhaitara Coastal Park – beside the access road and near bike and walking paths.
Click on the image to the right for a better view of the location.
This part of Pegasus isn’t used for swimming but there is a risk that dogs may enter the water if being walked off a lead.
Pegasus Lake itself is not affected by this bloom and there is no risk that this bloom will spread to the lake.
Waimakariri District Council have put up some precautionary signage to alert people who use the area primarily to keep their dogs on a lead as the algae (which is technically called cyanobacteria) can be harmful if swallowed.
Pets should be taken to a vet immediately if they are showing signs of illness after coming into contact with algal mats.
Facts about cyanobacteria:
Algal blooms occur naturally during warmer months and aren’t uncommon in areas where water levels are low or not flowing at a fast rate.