Northern Ohio city: stay away from algae-filled reservoirs

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — A city in northern Ohio is telling residents to stay away from the water in two of its reservoirs because of harmful algae.

But the city of Norwalk says a third reservoir where it gets its drinking water is safe and that tests don’t show any of the dangerous toxins.

City officials are warning that it’s not safe to swim or touch the water in the two reservoirs where the toxins from the algae were detected.

They also are telling people to keep their pets away from the water.

The city south of Sandusky says it has started treating the water to get rid of the bloom. 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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