City insists tap water is safe as consumers stockpile bottled water

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - The city of Toledo continues to field questions about the quality of the drinking water as consumers continue to buy bottled water based on what the city calls baseless rumors.

Kroger stores in the area today say they've received a shipment of 160 pallets of bottled water to restock empty shelves.

Other stores, like WalMart and Meijer, also report an influx of people rushing to buy bottled water.

But the city continues to insist the water is safe and toxic microcystin has not entered the water supply.

Ed Moore, the Director of the Department of Public Utilities, says consumers can check the water quality dashboard to get the up to the minute information.

"Since we launched the dashboard in 2015, it's been accurate 100% of the time and the rumors have been 100% false," Moore says.

The city does 650 daily tests on the water, including testing for microsystin. You can review the updated data on their website: http://toledo.oh.gov/services/public-utilities/water-treatment/water-quality/