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Published: Sunday, 8/3/2014

Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan ready to aid Monroe County towns affected by Toledo water problems


LUNA PIER, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder says that state agencies are ready to help southeastern Michigan residents and communities that are affected by the toxic contamination of Lake Erie water.

Four Monroe County communities use water affected by the water use ban that originated with problems just across the state border in Toledo.

The Monroe News says 30,000 customers of the South County Water District are affected. They’re in Luna Pier, Bedford and Erie townships and a portion of LaSalle Township.

Monroe County emergency Director Mark Hammond told WWJ-AM on Sunday that officials are awaiting word from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on when the water’s safe.

Hammond says several fill-up stations are open in the area and the American Red Cross can deliver water to those unable to pick it up.

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