Blue-Green Algae Found July 2017

Notice/Warning:

There has been a confirmed testing of Blue-Green Algae at Martin’s Pond. The Town will be issuing more information and notifications.
Please do not swim or come in contact with the water in the pond until further notice from Town Officials.
You may receive a reverse 9-1-1 call about this. Just wanted to give you a head’s up. The Solitude team noticed it and reported, then tested and confirmed. More info will be forthcoming, and we hope it is gone soon. They will test until it is safe.

Unfortunately right now there are quite a few lakes in MA and NH under warnings. The Town of North Reading does not regularly test Martin’s Pond so we do not know if this has happened before. To learn more about this algae see link.

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/environmental-health/exposure-topics/beaches-algae/algae-information.html