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.