Council sound alert over Elgin pond
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WATER samples have been taken from Elgin's Cooper Park pond amid fears over harmful bacteria.
Moray Council was alerted to the possible presence of blue/green algae in the water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
The authority has now taken water samples and commenced water treatment. Signs are also being put in place at the location.
A spokesperson said: "While we wait for the results, we’re advising people to stay out of the water, and to prevent their dogs from drinking the water. Thank you for your co-operation."