City: non-detectable levels of microcystin in Toledo water
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:49:43 GMT —
TOLEDO -- According to the City of Toledo, microcystin toxin has been non-detectable in the city's water supply since last week.
The city continues to conduct tests on water using Ohio EPA protocols. The last detectable level of microcystin was found in water treated August 19 at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. That test resulted in a reading of .36 parts per billion of microcystin, a toxin formed when algae is broken down.
The World Health Organization recommends not to drink water when microcystin reaches a level of 1.0. The Ohio EPA must be notified of any reading over .5.
Toledo Water Crisis
The city said they received several calls last week regarding rumors of a water ban; however, there is no such advisory and the water remains safe to drink.
Rumors have been swirling after the city's 50+ hour water consumption ban in early August.
A 0.972 level was detected on the city's treated water on August 15.
Water quality will continue to be monitored closely, according to the city. They say the public will be notified if the situation changes.
The city has made public tap water toxin level readings collected daily. The latest reports can be found
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