Water-Related News

Cape Coral to create Water Advisory Board to combat blue-green algae

CAPE CORAL – The city of Cape Coral is planning to put a group together to fight the growth, and spread, of blue-green algae.

“It was either last year or two years ago, it was really bad,” Cape Coral resident Brian Glover said.

He says that this year, the canals are much cleaner.

“This year I haven’t seen anything yet,” Glover said

Other Cape Coral residents said the same, that after experiencing blooms in canals near their homes a few weeks ago things have turned around for the better.

“Water quality has been improved in Cape Coral,” Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello said. “Especially in the freshwater canals where we had that small algae bloom about a month ago.”

Coviello said the city is working to keep it that way. An ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s city council meeting to create a Water Advisory Board.