Cyanobacteria Public Health Advisory for North Pond, Wayland

Visual evidence provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) indicate the presence of a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom in the North Pond of Lake Cochituate near the Hwy 30/Comm Ave culvert.  Accordingly, and as recommended by MDPH, a public health advisory is being issued by the Wayland Health Department for the North Pond. MDPH will conduct confirmatory sampling on Monday (8/1) at the following locations:

  • Wayland Town Beach
  • Saxonville Beach
  • Hwy 30/Comm Ave culvert

Signage will be posted at access points to the North Pond section of the lake to warn individuals against contact with the water.

The Health Department will post an update on our website once new information is available from the state.

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY FOR NORTH POND OF LAKE COCHITUATE CYANOBACTERIA BLOOM PRESENT
Waterbody Unsafe for People and Pets

  • Do not swim.
  • Do not swallow water.
  • Keep animals away.
  • Rinse off after contact with water.

Additional info on algae can be found at: www.mass.gov/dph/algae

Call the Massachusetts Department of Public Health with questions: 617 624-5757

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