Local Water Supply Safety

By: Danielle Staub Email
By: Danielle Staub Email

Following the water contamination incident in Toledo the big question is, do we need to worry about algae poisoning the water here at home?

The experts in charge of the water here say we use groundwater, which doesn't pose the same threat.

Warren Water's superintendent says they are following the EPA guidelines and testing it for things like nitrates and certain contaminants pertaining to ground water.

Hearing about what happened in Toledo, officials say it makes them double check, making sure their source water prevention plan is secure.

"That's more of a plan, you know, to talk to the community, convince people, you know, not pour things on the area, in your yard or anything like that. Try to do anything you can to protect the area," says Dennis Rezabe, Warren Water Superintendent.

They have an emergency plan in place if something were to happen.

Officials say other than some problems with nitrates, the area is doing very well and the water is clean.

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