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Algae infiltrates Huron water supply

Sandusky Register Staff • Jul 21, 2010 at 11:45 AM


A "major algae event" was experienced at the water plant during the past 24 hours as a result of the high temperatures of the lake water, Huron city announced.

According to the city's notice, the raw water entering the plant’s intake has been treated with an increased level of chlorine to combat the algae build up in the lake.  As a result, residential and commercial water customers may see a yellow tint in the water in their homes and businesses. 

The water is safe to drink and the matter has been reported to the Ohio EPA, and no regulations have been violated.

The condition exists throughout the entire distribution grid but is diminishing at the plant now. 

It should work its way through the distribution system during the next 24 to 48 hours. 

If you have questions, call the water superintendent at 419-433-9502. 

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