Lime Green Water Harrow Lodge Park Lakes

Residents have been contacting me regarding the discoloured water in the silt lagoon at Harrow Lodge Park.   The water was a Lime green colour and concerns were raised about any toxins that could damage the wildlife. Those of you that have visited recently know that it is full of swans, geese, ducks and cormorants.


Councillor Stephanie Nunn and myself raised this issue with the Council and received the following reply:

“The green look to the lake was reported to the Environment Agency yesterday (20th January) and they are investigating, but believe it to be non-toxic marking die used by organisations, such as the water companies, to trace where drains lead to. The Environment Agency had in fact already received reports about the water colour from higher upstream the day before. This does not affect the wildlife and will wash through in a few days.”

Visiting the lake today, (21st January) I am pleased to say that the water has returned to its normal colour.  Thank you to all who reported this to me.


Author: Jody Ganly

Jody is a Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member for Hylands Ward.

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