TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - The city of Toledo insists the water is safe to drink and is quashing rumors of an impending "Do Not Drink" advisory.
In a news release, the city says those rumors, "are not true."
The release goes on to read:
"Toledo’s Water Quality dashboard is at “CLEAR” status.Citizens may rely on the dashboard. Residents have direct access to daily test results, real time buoy and sondes data, FAQs and NOAA HAB forecasts by visiting the Water Quality Dashboard on the City’s website at www.toledo.oh.gov.
The dashboard is updated by staff at the Water Treatment Plant to provide current water quality status. Information that is not verified on the water quality dashboard should be disregarded.
Citizens and businesses are encouraged to sign up to receive text alerts on the Toledo webpage and may also “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive real-time updates.
The City of Toledo closely monitors conditions in the intake crib in the lake. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes Observing System, plus university research teams, all join Toledo water treatment professionals in monitoring lake water conditions to provide early warning of potential Harmful Algal Blooms so that treatment adjustments can be made in accordance with established protocols."
13abc has been inundated with calls from viewers asking if the water is safe.
Kroger tells us stores in the Toledo area are selling out of bottled water and the company is sending 160 pallets of bottled water to the stores tomorrow to restock the shelves.