By the Orleans Health Department
Public Health Advisory – Pilgrim Lake
A Public Health Advisory remains in effect at Pilgrim Lake due to the presence of a potentially harmful algal bloom. It may be unsafe for people and pets, so please do not swim or play in the water at this time. If you come into contact with the water, rinse off.
No adverse reactions have been reported, however if you are concerned please contact your health care provider for guidance.
The Public Health Advisory will be withdrawn after two samples, collected a week apart, demonstrate reduced cell counts or toxin levels. The next status update will be issued on Wednesday, September 6.
Additional information on cyanobacteria can be found here: