Investigations over a blue-green algae bloom are going on. The Ministry of the Environment, Sudbury and District Health Unit has joined hands for searching the bloom on Main Beach in Ramsey Lake in the City of Greater Sudbury.
Water samples for testing the presence of blue green algae have been taken by the Ministry of the Environment.
Safety measures are being taken by the Health Unit, as a result of which the beaches such as Canoe Club Beach, Main Beach, New Beach and Amphitheatre Beach will be closed.
In order to monitor the situation, the City of Greater Sudbury and the Ministry of the Environment are working with the Health Unit.
Reports have confirmed that the area, where blue algae might be present, is not being used by the David Street Water Treatment Plant to draw water.
"The Ministry of the Environment tells us that the David Street Water Treatment Plant has the necessary technology to provide an effective barrier to all algae and will reduce the levels of algae toxins found in raw water", said Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, District Medical Officer of Health.
Water/Wastewater Engineer with the City of Greater Sudbury, Wendi Mannerow said that the most modern municipal water treatment plant is the David Street Water Treatment Plant.