Ottawa County's water supply has not been impacted by the algal bloom toxins that have contaminated the Toledo area's water supply.
Fred Petersen, director of the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency, emailed the Register the following statement at about 2:45 p.m.:
In response to the water emergency in Toledo, Ottawa County officials want residents to know that water from the Ottawa County Regional Water Plant is safe. This includes the city of Port Clinton and the village of Oak Harbor.
Samples were collected this morning and microcystin test results confirmed this afternoon that the water has no detection of microcystin and is safe for consumption. All previous sampling results for the plant have been negative for microcystin.
Additionally, the city of Toledo does not provide any water to Ottawa County, therefore none of the water supply in Ottawa County is affected by Toledo's drinking water advisory.
The public and media will be notified promptly should the situation change within any portion of Ottawa County.