Measurements of the Dommel Water Authority revealed blue-green algae in ponds in Meerhoven and the Oude Gracht. These bacteria in the water can be harmful to human health.

Contact with surface water with blue-green algae can lead to skin irritation, such as itching and red spots. Blue algae and botulism develops primarily at higher temperatures. It occurs in stagnant water, for example in larger ponds in residential areas and in swimming pools.

On the website of the Dommel Water Authority you will find more information, including an up-to-date overview of locations with blue-green algae or botulism and answers to frequently asked questions (in Dutch).

Source: Municipality of Eindhoven.