City of Piqua tests water for toxic algae

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – Recent toxic algae outbreaks has local communities taking a closer look at their water supplies.

The City of Piqua took a proactive approach and just completed testing for toxins in its water supply.

Samples were collected August 4 from the Great Miami River, Swift Run Lake, Frantz Pond and the city gravel pit pond.

The city says all the test samples came back with non-detectible levels of toxic algae.

It will continue bi-weekly tests for algae levels through the peak season.

The city says its new water treatment plant has a special carbon system that removes harmful contaminants from the community’s water supply should algae levels rise. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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