Author Topic: Toledo: 400,000+ without water due to algae bloom in Lake Erie  (Read 589 times)

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'Ohio's fourth-largest city warned residents not to use city water early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, most likely from algae on the lake. The advisory affected more than 400,000 residents in northwestern Ohio and southwestern Michigan. Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency.

Worried residents told not to drink, brush their teeth or wash dishes with the water descended on truckloads of bottled water delivered from across the state. The Ohio National Guard was using water purification systems to produce drinkable water.'

Makes me glad that we decided to live in a rural area and not a major urban area like Toldeo.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/04/toledo-keeps-water-ban-going-after-new-tests-show-high-toxin-levels/

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Re: Toledo: 400,000+ without water due to algae bloom in Lake Erie
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 08:51:00 PM »
It's where I live, and it was a giant swamp till 1900-ish.  It was an interesting weekend, but no biggie...  Typical scenario of the panic-ers separating from the non panic-ers.

 

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