TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The city of Toledo will begin testing the water samples collected daily for microcystin three times a week starting Monday.
The testing frequency is increased as the harmful algal bloom season approaches. Daily testing begins when lake conditions near the intake crib in Lake Erie warrant and continue until the season is over.
The city has advance warning buoys and water quality monitoring probes placed in Lake Erie. Water samples are collected daily year-round. The samples are tested weekly for microcystin from November to June.
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Dr. Tom Bridgeman, director of the Lake Erie Center, will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant to discuss what projects have been completed within the city's $500 million capital plan since last year; upcoming water plant improvements; preparations for the 2018 harmful algal bloom season; 2018 Lake Erie water quality forecast and monitoring, and an announcement about Toledo's HAB General Plan.