Dear AHVA Community,
We have received several reports over the past few days regarding the foul odor being smelled in the village. We would like to reassure you that this is not a sewage issue but is rather caused by the Algal bloom in nearby Laguna de Bay.
The City Health Office assures the public surrounding Laguna de Bay, that the algae and the odor pose no health risk, and that the algae known as Filamentous Fresh Water Algae, is a natural occurrence in the lake and blooms like this have occured in the past due to hot weather conditions.
The odor is quite strong so we understand the concerns raised. However, if you do not smell the odor, or any odor for that matter, please do the right thing and consider to get a swab test.