Northwood Lake: Build up of Algae

A number of people have mentioned the build up of algae on the Northwood lake over the summer months. This has occurred over the last number of summers.

The algae itself is perfectly safe and does not affect the wildlife in any way. The swans and the ducks have remained and are perfectly healthy. The water is also treated to ensure it is not polluted.

To combat the growth of algae the Council recently introduced a grass raft. The idea of the grass raft is to intercept any enrichment which will remove available nutrients to the algae in the lake and in return restore a positive ecology in respect of the lake.

The greater benefits will be seen in the future.

The council will keep reviewing this initiative throughout the year.