Important Notice For Residents Drawing Their Water From Lake Memphremagog
TheMinistry of Sustainable Development, the environment and Parks (MDDEP) has issued an information circular confirming the presence of total cyanobacteria with a toxic potential in the Austin sector.
An algae bloom, category 2a, of a green and brown colour has been observed on Lake Memphremagog, in the Austin sector. The results of the analysis confirm the presence of Cyanobacteria species, consisting of a grouping of several varieties, including ones susceptible to the production of toxins. For the moment, the presence of cyanotoxins has not been confirmed, and the situation does not require the intervention of public health authorities. Residents should keep informed of the situation as it develops by regularly consulting the MCI web site. Also, MCI asks shoreline residents to check their waterfront and advise us of any evidence of algae blooms at firstname.lastname@example.org, including, if possible, photos of the bloom and a description of the extent and the specific location of the observation, as well as an estimate of the density and any presence of surface scum.