Call for long term solution to algae on Craigavon Lakes

Calls have been made for a long term solution to the annual problem of algae forming on Craigavon Lakes.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:38 pm

The algae, which can be poisonous to dogs, is a constant source of complaints every year.

Sinn Féin Councillor Catherine Nelson met officials at Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council following concerns.

She said: “I met council officers on Friday following concerns raised with me around algae on the Lakes. As this issue reoccurs every year I asked for a long term solution.

Algae at Craigavon Lakes.

“I am pleased to report that officers have a number of solutions they will trial this year and will report back on progress made.

“They will also provide updates to the public about the severity of the algae present on a daily basis. I was also pleased to hear that all lakes under our ownership will benefit going forward.

“I want to thank council officers for this robust response.”

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