An organization may have the reply to assist clear up blue inexperienced algae. It’s being utilized in canals the place the well being division warned individuals residing close by in regards to the poisonous water.
AquaFlex developed foam know-how to handle algal blooms within the waterways. The Metropolis of Cape Coral hopes it could actually profit the town in canals which are seeing poisonous algal blooms.
A Cape Coral spokesperson instructed us the town is working to scrub up the gunk. She confirmed us blooms and Aquaflex foam that was put in lately to assist take in the algae.
“It attracts pollution and toxins like a magnet and repels clear water,” stated Scott Smith, the CEO of Aquaflex. “There aren’t any miracle options in it in any respect, however it is a small half, and it takes a crew.
The reported mossy, inexperienced, chunky water is retaining neighbors resembling Christina McHenry inside her Cape Coral residence.
“It’s horrible; you’ll be able to’t even open the home windows,” McHenry stated. “We used to return out and hang around on the dock. I don’t need to be out right here with that.”
The Highlander, Makai and Boris canals are at the moment waterways within the metropolis with warnings from the Florida Division of Well being in Lee County. Poisonous blue-green algae is lurking within the waterways.
“Am I respiration all these things in? I don’t know,” neighbor Alice Catris. “I hope not.”
“It smells horrible. It smells like rotten eggs,” McHenry stated. “It appears to be like like this. Some days it’s blue. It’s like a blue aqua coloration. It simply all the time has this nasty stuff floating on prime. It’s disgusting.”
Together with the hassle by Aquaflex, Cape Coral can be working with researchers at FGCU to gather air toxin information. The town spokesperson says it may have outcomes later within the week.
“I’m happy that they’re making an attempt to do one thing about it,” Catris stated. “It’s a disgrace that you just look out and, you understand, you see that.”