Director of Recreation and Culture Mark Fluhrer says there was an increase in the algae because of the intense heat during the summer.
He says it happens in still, shallow waters and can be nasty for boater and others.
Fluhrer says the department has been working with a couple of companies and the Ministry of Environment on different ideas to clear it away.
He tells Quinte News he had hoped to get it done this year, but the first attempt was not approved by the Ministry.
Fluhrer says it could cost about $60,000 or more. This would have to cover the electrical hookups, the compressor, air lines, installation and monitoring.
City council has approved a budget of $90,000 for the project.