Ohio City To Continue Water Ban After New Tests

John Seewer | ajc.com | August 4, 2014

New tests Sunday showed some toxins still contaminating Lake Erie, leaving regional water supplies off limits and some 400,000 residents in parts of Ohio and Michigan headed into a third day of scrambling to stock up on drinking, cooking and bathing water.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said early Monday that tests done by the state and federal authorities and the city show a positive trend, but that additional testing will be done because some concerns remain.

The city council is to review the results at its regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday.
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 residents in northwestern Ohio and southwestern Michigan. Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency.

With the warning, 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.  Water distribution centers will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday...