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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.
15 February 2021
The health warning for algal bloom at Lake Pegasus has been lifted.
Recent water testing at Lake Pegasus has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae in the lake has reduced and concentrations are now below levels that are of concern to public health.
30 November 2020
Lake Pegasus is closed to all recreational users because toxic algae (plankton cyanobacteria) was found in the water and Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit have now issued a health warning.
People and their dogs should avoid all contact with the water until the health warning has been lifted.
Samples of the water have been taken for testing with results to be confirmed later this week and signage will be put in place around the lake warning people of the risk.
Environment Canterbury is monitoring the site, with Canterbury District health Board being responsible for issuing health warnings. The public will be advised of any changes in water quality via our website and Facebook.
Facts about cyanobacteria:
For further information visit:lawa.org.nz/explore-data/canterbury-region/
Learn what to look for in lakes and rivers:ECan - Potentially toxic cyanobacteria (pdf)
Or contact Community and Public Health on (03) 364 1777:cph.co.nz/your-health/recreational-water/
Or you can read our Frequently Asked Questions factsheet