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Blue-Green Algae Being Monitored at Lake Major Water Supply
** Update: Halifax Water has a comprehensive blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) monitoring program for our water supplies.
At this time, no toxins have been detected and the water in Lake Major and all other Halifax Water sources remains safe to drink.
Due to recent hot, dry weather, a blue-green algae bloom has been detected in the Lake Major Water Supply. The levels of microcystin, which is a toxin produced by blue-green algae remain below Health Canada’s maximum acceptable concentration of 1.5 µg/L and the water remains safe to drink and use for your daily activities.
Halifax Water is working with Nova Scotia Environment and Public Health to monitor water quality at Lake Major. The health and safety of customers remains the top priority. Any change in water quality will be communicated to customers.
The Lake Major Water Supply serves customers in Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston, Westphal and Burnside. Lake Major serves approximately 103,000 residents.
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