Water-Related News

Cape Coral treating blue-green algae bloom in a canal system

A blue-green algae bloom has been detected in the Boris Canal system in Cape Coral. The bloom covers 20 acres and six canals.

The Department of Health is putting up signs with warnings about the health risks associated with blue-green algae blooms, and the city is already looking at treating it.

The algae bloom, and the warning signs are in Michael Rey’s backyard.

“It concerns me that it’s in there, but it would concern me even more if the city knew about it and didn’t do anything about it,” said Rey.

Cape Coral is certainly doing something about it. The city hired Bill Kurth and his company, Solitude Lake Management, to turn the little green gunk into something that won’t leave you in a funk.