Services - Environment
One of the most important resources in Saint-Anicet is Lake St. François, the name given to the larger part of the St. Lawrence River located between Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Akwesasne.
Our lake is around fifty (50) kilometres in length and eight (8) kilometre-wide in certain places. A large part of the lake overlaps the Quebec and Ontario borders.
The cyanobacteria can be found on the surface of water, in large quantity, and looks like a slimy green foam.
If you think there is blue-green algae near the banks of the Lake, follow these recommendations from the ministère de la Santé et Services sociaux du Québec:
A simple, single contact with the water or splatter is enough to become a health hazard.
Aquatic activities can be resumed in the area where the algal bloom appeared 24 hours after it disappeared.
If you see large quantities of blue-green algae, please communicate with the bureau régional du Centre de contrôle environnemental du Québec at 450 534-5424.
If you wish to have the water of your well or the lake analyzed, the Municipality can provide you with water analysis kits that you can then send to the Notreau/Géostar Inc. laboratory. For more details, please communicate with city hall, or directly with Notreau/Géostar Inc. at 1 888 533-9996.
During the summer, you can consult the water analysis of the Saint-Anicet beach and other areas along Lake St. François.