Be Water Safe – Watch for Blue-Green Algae
Lack of rain and higher than average temperatures throughout the summer have created ideal conditions for blue-green algae blooms to form in Regina’s retention ponds. The City is monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis with regular testing.
These blooms create toxins that are potentially harmful to pets, children and adults. For this reason, the City urges citizens to stay out of the water and away from algae at retention ponds.
If your pet accidentally enters a pond, please wash their paws to ensure they do not ingest any harmful material when they clean their fur.
Retention ponds are a part of the drainage system that collect and store rainfall and runoff from the streets and adjacent land. These ponds allow the sediment to settle and accumulate at the bottom, which improves the water quality of the runoff when it leaves the pond. They also help to minimize the risk of flooding or damage to properties in the surrounding area.