How Toledo Fought Back Against Lake Erie Algae

After a 2014 water crisis in Toledo, which left 500,000 customers without water, the city knew it needed to respond better to Lake Erie algae blooms. Here's how monitoring, treatment and public relations efforts have kept the city's water safe.
How Toledo Fought Back Against Lake Erie Algae
The filter gallery at the City of Toledo's water treatment plant.

Despite the worst recorded algal bloom in Lake Erie this past summer, the City of Toledo drinking water system did not experience toxic microcystin like that which plagued the utility a year ago.

But if it had, Toledo’s Division of Water Treatment would have been ready. Fully...

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