There are blue-green algae in ponds in Meerhoven and the Oude Gracht.
Those bacteria in the water can be harmful to human health. Blue-green algae can cause skin irritation, such as itching and red spots. The Dommel water board has found the algae.
The organism mainly originates at higher temperatures. It occurs in stagnant water, for example in larger ponds in residential areas and in swimming pools.
The water board’s website includes an up-to-date overview of locations with blue-green algae and answers to frequently asked questions.