One of the big issues for users of Lake Hugh Muntz is the occasional elevated levels of faecal coliform as tested in the water. The cause of the elevated readings is due to dog owners leaving dog poo in the parks. It then washes into the lake after periods of heavy rain.
In an attempt to minimise this issue the Lake Hugh Muntz care group has undertaken to following;
- Lobby Council for more doggy bag dispensers
- Lobby Council for more garbage bins in the lake parklands
- Education of dog owners about the effects of leaving dog droppings in the park
- Install extra signs in the lake parklands
Good news today with the announcement that a third bin/bag location has been agreed upon, that is in Lamington Park on the western side of the lake.
That should make it easier for dog owners doing the full lap of the lake.