City: Most recent tests showed 'undetectable' levels of microcys - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

City: Most recent tests showed 'undetectable' levels of microcystin

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

At a press conference Tuesday, Public Utilities Director Ed Moore said the most recent test for microcystin in the city's water showed "undetectable" levels of the toxin. The city says more activated carbon and chlorine have been added to the water to deal with the microcystin.

Health Department Director Dr. David Grossman reassured the public that Toledo's water is safe to drink. Grossman said he has been "enjoying" the water since the ban was lifted, specifically saying he had been drinking it and using it to brush his teeth since the ban was lifted. 

Moore says the city is now testing for microcystin daily, and that all tests since Sunday have shown safe levels of the toxin.

Mayor Collins provided more details about what happened over the weekend at the press conference. Collins said that at 3 a.m. Sunday the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said they were satisfied that the city's water was again safe to drink. Collins says tests from around the city showed 2 areas within the limit for safe drinking, but close to unsafe.

The press conference got someone tense as reporters pressed Collins on how the public had been notified. When asked why outdoor warning sirens were not sounded, Collins said "we don't control the sirens."

At another point, Collins's Public Information Officer Lisa Ward stepped in to say "We're done," but Collins continued addressing questions for several more minutes.

Follow Toledo News Now:

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Jeep looks promising after NAIAS Tuesday

    Jeep looks promising after NAIAS Tuesday

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:27 PM EST2018-01-16 23:27:27 GMT
    (Source: North American International Auto Show)(Source: North American International Auto Show)

    A big day for Jeep at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Tuesday as they unveiled a new vehicle.

    More >>

    A big day for Jeep at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Tuesday as they unveiled a new vehicle.

    More >>
  • Ice floe creates huge ice build up in Port Clinton

    Ice floe creates huge ice build up in Port Clinton

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:13 PM EST2018-01-16 22:13:06 GMT

    People are flocking to West Lakeshore Drive in Port Clinton to see a huge ice build up called an ice floe that came ashore Friday.

    More >>

    People are flocking to West Lakeshore Drive in Port Clinton to see a huge ice build up called an ice floe that came ashore Friday.

    More >>
  • TPD dedicates social media account to 15-year-old cold case

    TPD dedicates social media account to 15-year-old cold case

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-01-16 22:05:16 GMT
    Cathy McCune (Source: TPD)Cathy McCune (Source: TPD)

    The murder of woman, who was shot to death in cold blood, has puzzled police for more than a decade. On Tuesday, January 16, TPD dedicated all of their social media accounts that lead to Cathy McCune's murder exactly 15 years ago.  

    More >>

    The murder of woman, who was shot to death in cold blood, has puzzled police for more than a decade. On Tuesday, January 16, TPD dedicated all of their social media accounts that lead to Cathy McCune's murder exactly 15 years ago.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly