City of Toledo Water Quality Dashboard
The city of Toledo moved its “Water Quality Dashboard” needle back to “clear” Saturday — signaling there are no longer algal toxins detected in the raw water from Lake Erie at the city’s intake crib.
On Friday, the city had moved its dashboard needle from “clear” to “watch,” although city officials noted the drinking water was safe and there was no detectable levels of microcystin in treated water.
By Saturday afternoon, officials announced water quality was back to “clear” status.
The city’s water-quality dashboard rates the water from clear to watch, caution, preschool advisory, and do not drink.
The caution stage would mean microcystin has been detected in tap water but the level does not mandate an advisory.
Harmful algal bloom season officially started July 13, and the city started analyzing samples from Lake Erie on a daily basis the previous week.
The Collins Park Water Treatment Plant collects daily samples year-round but analyzes them once a week during the off-season.