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Toledo, Ohio Water Supply Contaminated by Algae From Lake Erie
By Eric Zerkel Published: Aug 3, 201
Toledo, Ohio city officials issued an urgent notice to residents to not drink or use the city’s tap water after harmful levels of algae-related toxins were discovered at one of the city’s water treatment plants.
A post to the city’s Facebook page urged the 400,000-plus residents of Ohio’s fourth largest city not to drink or boil the water until the city cleared the water for consumption. Some Toledo, Ohio, suburbs along with areas of southwestern Michigan were also affected by the water ban.
“Chemists testing water at Toledo’s Collins Park Water Treatment Plant had two sample readings for microcystin in excess of the recommended “DO NOT DRINK” 1 micro-gram per liter standard,” the post read in part.
The post went on to explain that consuming the water could lead to a series of health complications, including “abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea numbness or dizziness.” Attempting to boil and drink the water would only worsen those health effects because it would “increase the concentration of the toxins.”
Those toxins are said to come from a growing algae bloom on Lake Erie. A recent bulletin issued by NOAA shows the harmful algae bloom growing in Maumee Bay near the mouth of the Maumee River, which runs through Toledo. Lake Erie provides water to more than 11 million people, including major cities like Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit.
The city issued the warning just after midnight, and with no official water source set up by the city, residents made a mad-dash to local stores to clear the shelves of bottled water, the Associated Press reports.
“It looked like Black Friday,” said Aundrea Simmons, who stood in a line of about 50 people at a pharmacy before buying four cases of water. “I have children and elderly parents. They take their medication with water.”
Officials said Saturday that they were working to set up water distribution centers around the metro area.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency Saturday with water in short supply around the Toledo area. The declaration will enable state government officials to activate infrastructure and ship in additional water resources for residents affected by the ban.
Kasich said it was too early to say how long the advisory will last or what caused toxins to spike suddenly in the drinking water. Officials were waiting on test results on water samples.
“We don’t really want to speculate on this,” he told The Associated Press. “When it comes to this water, we’ve got be very careful.”
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said it would probably be Sunday morning before all the results are in and officials could consider after that whether to lift the advisory.
Restaurants and other businesses closed-up shop due to the unstable water supply.
Harmful blooms on Lake Erie have become annual affairs, fueled by fertilizers and other run-off from industrial sources surrounding the lake. According to the Associated Press, the city of Toledo spent $4 million on resources to combat the toxins found in harmful algae blooms.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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Diana Shugar · Top Commenter · Orange Coast CollegeEuglena is a demonic microorganism. If you kill it violently it releases its toxins into the water before it dies. The only real solution is to introduce powerful beneficial biologicals to compete with it for the limited resources in the aquatic environment, and thereby force it to subside naturally. Unfortunately, the EPA s controlled by a special interest which is much more concerned with EUGENICS than euglena.I have some inside information on the Toledo, Ohio water crisis. I was told last year at this time that this would happen, not just in Toledo, but all over Ohio because of a highly toxic algae called euglena. Certain strains of euglena are responsible for turning water red like blood, and have been linked to cancer and other health issues. Both FEMA and the EPA have known about this problem for years—and the eventual …
Mark Contorno · Kent State UniversityAsian Carp and harmful algal blooms – they are going to keep us busy for decades. We are always posting articles about these two topics on our enviro ‘crowdfunding’ site:
Jane WilliamsonThis has been an issue for years. Much is caused by golf courses, their man-made ponds full of herbicides/ pesticide chemicals that run-off into lakes. They are EXEMPT by the gov’t and permitted to use poisonous chemicals such as from Monsanto. It’s Summer, cottages/homes with septic tanks too close to the lakes esp. the ones with huge lawns… with rainfall, the septic tanks are leaching out. We have fewer farms now these days, so it’s not them. The majority of problems are from all the Golf courses and homes by the water who have NO regulations. It’s happening all over Canada too. Golf courses should be held accountable, as they got away with this for way too long with polluting the aquatic ecosystem. They earn billions in revenue and won’t change their ways for the environment. They can afford it.
Stephen Phillippo · Top CommenterIt’s from runoff from using chemicals such as fertilizer feeding it. But also global warming. You don’t think it’s real because you can’t see it. They grow better in warmer water. The cold air at the poles get displaced with equalization more in winter causing colder winters as well. Because warm and cold water/air mix constantly on the Earth. Just like warm water from oceans get sucked up in hurricanes to the colder atmosphere causing spin. Or tornadoes in pockets of warm/ cold air.As the warm oceans flow north they now push more cold down until there isn’t any cold left. Hence glaciers melting at an extraordinary rate like big ice cubes making for colder winters. Millions of years of carbon being stored in the Earth in fossil fuels from plants breathing in carbon dioxide. It took millions of years to store drop by drop as plants decayed. We are releasing it in little over 100 years. It’s hard to fathom a million. You should try to count to it once. Then imagine it being years. It would take 12 days to count to a million with a fast speed by the way. Let alone millions of years of life evolving.
Clarke Owens · Attorney at Law at Self Employed Attorney at LawAlgal blooms in Lake Erie, caused by fertilizer runoff and a change in rainfall patterns (additional runoff caused by more rain, which occur with warmer air) have led to a prohibition on drinking water in Toledo, Ohio, population over 400,000. Algal blooms are called ‘annual affairs’ in the news story.