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Ashby Ville pond is given the all clear

Ashby Ville pond is given the all clear

5 October 2018

Following an outbreak of blue green algae at Ashby Ville pond in the summer, the Environment Agency has tested the waters and there are now no signs of the toxic algae.

This means that use of the lake for fishing and jet skiing can return to normal.

However, it is important that people do not swim in the open water at Ashby Ville. There are many hidden hazards laying below the surface of the water, and the temperature can suddenly drop, putting any swimmer in difficulty.

Cllr Ralph Ogg, cabinet member for Safer, Greener and Cleaner Places, said:

“It is good news that the Environment Agency’s test shows that there are no traces of blue green algae in Ashby Ville pond anymore.

“Thank you to all users and visitors to the pond for your patience during this time. As the algae was toxic and harmful to health it was important that people and animals didn’t come into contact with the water. Everything can now return back to normal at the popular nature reserve.

“We are reminding people, however that open water is not a safe environment to swim in and should be avoided at all times. Please do not use Ashby Ville pond for swimming. There are lots of swimming pools in North Lincolnshire for people who would like to swim.”

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First Published:05 October 2018