TOLEDO, Ohio - City of Toledo remains safe to drink.
Acting on a number of rumors, the City of Toledo released the following statement regarding the status of the city's water:
"Our water is safe to drink. Rumors of an impending Do Not Drink advisory are not true. Toledo’s Water Quality dashboard is at “CLEAR” status. Citizens may rely on the dashboard. Residents have direct access to daily test results, real time buoy and sondes data, FAQs and NOAA HAB forecasts by visiting the Water Quality Dashboard on the City’s website at www.toledo.oh.gov.
The dashboard is updated by staff at the Water Treatment Plant to provide current water quality status. Information that is not verified on the water quality dashboard should be disregarded. Citizens and businesses are encouraged to sign up to receive text alerts on the Toledo webpage and may also “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive real-time updates.
The City of Toledo closely monitors conditions in the intake crib in the lake. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes Observing System, plus university research teams, all join Toledo water treatment professionals in monitoring lake water conditions to provide early warning of potential Harmful Algal Blooms so that treatment adjustments can be made in accordance with established protocols."