LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Lee County confirmed a contract with a vendor that might reply to algae blooms in the event that they get unhealthy this yr is anticipated to go earlier than the board of commissioners subsequent month.
In 2018, the county partnered with AECOM for a pilot program. Crews launched machines into a few dozen canals hit arduous by algae in North Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
The Florida Division of Environmental Safety granted the county greater than $2 million in emergency funds to pay for it.
The county didn’t specify if AECOM is the seller it can contract this yr, or what kind of service the seller would offer.
Some folks that noticed slimy blue-green algae of their canals nearly three years in the past have mentioned they assume the expertise could be value a attempt once more.
“If it bought as unhealthy because it did in 2018, that kind of algae retrieval could be the very first thing I’d need to do,” mentioned North Fort Myers resident James Lane. “It regarded like you could possibly stroll throughout the canal as a result of the algae was so constructed up.”
A Lee County official confirmed the place the seller’s groups would deploy to this yr will rely on the situations in every canal.
Crews would even have to have the ability to entry the websites and supply measurable outcomes.
AECOM has not but responded to NBC2’s requests concerning the matter.