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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
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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.
Lake Pegasus is now off-limits for swimming, after the Canterbury District Health Board today issued a public health warning following the discovery of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) in the water.
Warning signs have been put in place around the lake notifying passers-by of the health danger posed by the water.
While the lake has been impacted on by algal bloom in the past, it had enjoyed a clean bill of health this summer, up until today’s warning notice.
The algae look like dark brown to black mats and can produce toxins harmful to people and animals.
Environment Canterbury are responsible for testing river water quality. They conduct weekly testing of the most popular swimming spots over summer and you can view the results and find out if it’s safe to swim here (https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/swimming).
Lake Pegasus is being monitoring on a weekly basis and the public will be advised of any changes in water quality.
Facts about cyanobacteria:
Toxic Algae Information Brochure
Toxic Algae FAQs
Name: Community and Public Health
Phone: (03) 364 1777