Publication - Advice and guidance

Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) in Inland and Inshore Waters: Assessment and Minimisation of Risks to Public Health

Published: 12 Apr 2012
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781780456775

Guidance to Directors of Public

Health, to Heads of Environmental Health in Local Authorities (LAs), and to others in

Scotland, on possible risks to public health of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in inland

and inshore waters. It updates previous guidance under the same title that was published

by the Scottish Government Health Directorate previously in 2002, and revised in 2007.

Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) in Inland and Inshore Waters: Assessment and Minimisation of Risks to Public Health
ANNEX D

ANNEX D

SUGGESTED FRAMEWORK FOR A LOCAL ACTION PLAN (LAP)

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) monitoring and action plan for xxxx NHS Board area

Sections

1 Area and time period covered

2 Waterbodies prone to algal blooms, scum, or mat formation
List of susceptible waterbodies
Risk assessments

3 Planned monitoring of selected waters
Criteria for selection of sampling sites
Sites selected for pro-active monitoring
Sampling methods
Sampling arrangements
Sampling schedule
Analysis
Blue-green algae threshold levels for action
Reporting arrangements

4 Control measures to be taken
Pro-active action
Re-active action
Blue-green algae in public drinking water supplies
Blue-green algae in private drinking water supplies

5 Arrangements for providing information
Informing the public
Informing owners of water bodies
Dealing with the media
Giving the all-clear

Tables

Table 1: Blue-green algae monitoring schedule for the time period covered


Contact

Email: Janet Sneddon