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Carroll Township water plant "overwhelmed" by blue-green algae

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The Carroll Township Water Tower in Oak Harbor, Ohio

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A filter room at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Chief chemist Brenda Snyder takes a water sample.

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Microcystis is seen through a microscope at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Notice on the door of the Carroll Township Water Plant.

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Chief chemist Brenda Snyder demonstrates the test for microcystis at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Andy McClure, plant administrator at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Dave Welch, director of utilities, at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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David Leffler, commissioner, plant operations, at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Jeff Calmes, administrator of operations, at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.

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Henry Biggert, plant superintendent, next to one of the trains through which the water is filtered.

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The top of the clarifier at the water plant.

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On the left, front are the high service water pumps which pump the clean water from the plant into distribution. They are currently turned off, due to the toxin. At right, rear, are the two trains, or plants, through which water is treated.

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The high service water pumps which pump the clean water from the plant into distribution. They are currently turned off, due to the toxin.

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On the left, water coming in from Lake Erie; on the right, water after it has been treated at the facility.

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Henry Biggert, plant superintendent, in the lab adjacent to the water treatment trains. The samples he takes are sent out for testing.

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