Water-Related News

Private company hired to remove green algae from Cape Coral canals

The City of Cape Coral hired a private company to remove the green algae from its waterways.

The city hired Solitude Lake Management and they’ve been cleaning up the green algae all day.

WINK News was live at one of the clean-up sites in Cape Coral.

Crews loaded up at Horton Park and clean-up efforts started bright and early on Aug. 8 around 6:30 a.m.

Solitude Lake Management is harvesting the green algae, which eliminated the blooms on the surface.

Now one year later the blooms are back and the environmental consultant is here to help.

Bill Kurth, District Manager of Solitude Lake Management said, “I don’t think it’s that different. When I originally looked started looking at these sites about a week ago, it was significantly less than what we were looking at last year. But by the time we got to this week, it’s pretty equal.”

The good news is that the green algae isn’t harmful but it does sometimes stink.