Drought and increased temperature in the summer may result in an increase in the number of blue-green (Cyanobacteria) algal blooms across the state. All water utilities are encouraged to manage these issues according to the NSW Algal Management Strategy, the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines fact sheets for blue-green algae and their toxins, and in collaboration with their local Public Health Unit and Regional Algal Coordinating Committee.
Page Updated: Thursday 30 August 2018
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