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.

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