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Anti-blue-green algae technology coming to Cape Coral canals

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CAPE CORAL, Florida (WBBH) – Last week, Cape Coral City Council approved a $ 1 million project to prevent blue-green algae from spreading in their sewers.

The money for the project will be used to fund the installation of bubble curtains in several Cape canals.

It will likely take several weeks to actually install bubble curtains, but they are on the way.

The city said the bubble curtains will be installed in priority zones. At the moment there are 10 canals in the priority zone of the city.

City officials discuss where to place the other curtains once the priority zones are established. Some options discussed at last week’s meeting included placing one on the riverside of the Chantrey Canal, at the end of the Everest Canal, or at multiple points along the Mackenzie Canal.

It can take about six weeks for the bubble curtain systems to be built, shipped, and installed in the ducts.

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