City says EPA letters had nothing to do with weekend water crisi - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

City says EPA letters had nothing to do with weekend water crisis

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

At a press conference Friday afternoon Mayor D. MichaelCollins and other members of his administration argued that letterssent to the city by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency had nothing todo with the city's recent water crisis.

"There was nothing in the letter that really had any impacton last weekend's events," said Collins Park Water Treatment PlantAdministrator Andy McClure.

"The algal bloom is what caused the issue. The plant did notcause the issue," said Public Utilities Director Ed Moore.

The city says those letters stemmed from a disagreementbetween the city and the state EPA about the pace of improvements at the plant.

"We do have a fundamental disagreement with the OhioEPA," Moore said.

Moore says the EPA wants the city to move faster on the project.The project was originally slated to take 20 years but will now be completed in5 years, according to Moore and Collins.

The city did admit that planned renovations will make theplant better equipped to treat microcystin in the water.

"We have a new chlorine facility, a new disinfection facilitythat is under construction. It improves our process and provides us some moreoptions in providing another barrier to algal toxins by next season," said McClure.

McClure says those projects are expected to be completed in thespring of 2015.

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>>

  • Man accused of killing girlfriend's child deemed competent to stand trial

    Man accused of killing girlfriend's child deemed competent to stand trial

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:39:51 GMT
    Joshua Herron in court (Source: WTOL)Joshua Herron in court (Source: WTOL)

    His attorney asked that his client get a second opinion on his mental health state before they proceed.

    More >>

    His attorney asked that his client get a second opinion on his mental health state before they proceed.

    More >>
  • Children's Discovery Center reopens in downtown Toledo

    Children's Discovery Center reopens in downtown Toledo

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:39:44 GMT
    Children's Discovery Center (Source: WTOL)Children's Discovery Center (Source: WTOL)
    Children's Discovery Center (Source: WTOL)Children's Discovery Center (Source: WTOL)
    A local daycare center is joining the revitalization in downtown Toledo. Children's Discovery Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Adams Street location on Tuesday. The center says downtown revitalization is what inspired the renovation which includes learning pods and an outdoor playground. Children's Discovery Center has several locations throughout the Toledo area.  Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.More >>
    A local daycare center is joining the revitalization in downtown Toledo. Children's Discovery Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Adams Street location on Tuesday. The center says downtown revitalization is what inspired the renovation which includes learning pods and an outdoor playground. Children's Discovery Center has several locations throughout the Toledo area.  Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Springfield schools host safety forums

    Springfield schools host safety forums

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:33:47 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Although school is out, Springfield schools are hosting two safety forums this week. At the forums, parents can learn what the school system is doing to provide a better and safer learning environment for students. Parents will also get to hear about the strategies in place to protect students and staff in the event of an emergency. One forum is being held Tuesday night. The other starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Springfield High School auditorium. Copyright 2018 WTOL. All...More >>
    Although school is out, Springfield schools are hosting two safety forums this week. At the forums, parents can learn what the school system is doing to provide a better and safer learning environment for students. Parents will also get to hear about the strategies in place to protect students and staff in the event of an emergency. One forum is being held Tuesday night. The other starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Springfield High School auditorium. Copyright 2018 WTOL. All...More >>
Powered by Frankly