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Cape Coral to spend up to $1M to prevent blue-green algae in canals

CAPE CORAL – The Cape Coral City Council passed a resolution Wednesday allowing the city to spend up to $1 million on measures to prevent blue-green algae.

A big part of the city’s plan is to use bubble curtains to keep the blue-green algae away. This money would allow them to get the equipment necessary for around 10 bubble curtains, which come with a cost of around $750,000 total. Any money left over would go toward other blue-green algae solutions.

“They are attempting to do something and that’s better than not doing anything,” said Cape Coral resident Nora Douglas.

City officials said they would put these bubble curtains in priority canals, such as the Lido and Chantrey Canals.