DO NOT DRINK THE WATER


http://www.13abc.com/story/26178497/urgent-message-from-city-toledoans-a...

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/26178506/breaking-urgent-notice?utm_c...

What should you do?

Do not drink the water. Alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food. Pets should not drink the water.

Do not boil the water.. Boiling the water will not destroy the toxins. It will increase the concentration of the toxins.

Consuming water containing algal toxins may result in abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, numbness or dizziness. Seek medical attention if you feel you have been exposed to algal toxins and are having adverse health effects. Skin contact with contaminated water can cause irritation or rashes. Contact a veterinarian immediately if pets or livestock show signs of illness.

What happened? What is being done?

Lake Erie, which is a source of drinking water for the Toledo water system may have been impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB). These organisms are capable of producing a number of toxins that may pose a risk to human and animal health. HABs occur when excess nitrogen and phosphorus are present in lakes and streams. Such nutrients can come from runoff of over-fertilized fields and lawns, from malfunctioning septic systems and from livestock pens.

Additional monitoring is being conducted and we will let you know when the situation has been resolved or if additional precautions should be taken. The water system is running additional tests to verify the severity of the microcystin levels in our water supply.

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Algal blooms grow with global warming
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2014/02/09/algal-bloo...

The Monday Dispatch article “Toxic algae in Hoover cost city $723,000” revealed the harrowing cost of combating the effects of harmful algal blooms in Columbus.

Blue-green algae are toxic and have appeared for the first time in our city, negatively affecting the taste and smell of residents’ water.

While I am pleased that The Dispatch is giving algal blooms much-needed attention, the article missed the role that global warming plays in driving algae growth. According to the Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, increasing carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere cause increasing temperatures, which can foster algae growth. Lake Erie already is suffering the consequences; toxin levels in the lake are greater than 50 parts per billion.

If consumed, this water can cause illness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, rashes and even respiratory problems. Increased risk to Ohio’s lakes and drinking water only further demonstrates the need for change, and hopefully Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will be a key player in the movement, showing his support for President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and taking necessary steps in Ohio as needed.

MADISON MURPHY

Intern

Environment Ohio

Columbus

Hey Fred Lafib keep making fun of alternative energy. Hey where are you getting your drinking water today? What is worse a wind farm or no drinking water? By-the-way I'm selling water from my well for $5 dollars a liter if you need to take a bath!

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Tell me again, how would a windmill keep algal blooms from getting into Lake Erie?!

Logical fallacy much?

So you can't explain how windmills would keep algal blooms from getting into Lake Erie?

There's a logical fallacy in your question. Stop being an ass.

You indicated a relationship between wind farms and drinking water in your post:

"What is worse a wind farm or no drinking water?"

I'm simply asking you to explain the relationship.

Uhhh, *I* did not say that, Mr Indy did. YOU need to back your ass up.

SP you need to expand your mind away from WSPD and FoxNews. It's been studied that if you get your news exclusively from these sources you are ignorant. Doesn't mean your stupid just woefully uniformed. The Koch and ALEC run Ohio governor just pasted a freeze on alternative energy. Bill 310 stops everything for two years while our western Erie basin heats up with toxic algae. Oh doing just fine off the water grid in Ottawa Lake!

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Property like this in Ohio, held by people who live in Michigan are partially responsible for some of the run off into our creeks then rivers. Chemicals used on this, and properties like it, help feed the algae bloom.

http://maps.co.lucas.oh.us/areis/areis.asp

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Is this located in Toledo city limits?

WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING

Watching an Obama news conference can cause illness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, rashes and even respiratory problems.

That's blatantly inappropriate and you are a douchebag for going there.

Well, if anyone would know about douchebags....

Certainly not your mom or sister.

It'd be kind of funny if a bleary-eyed water employee misread the test results and our water was safe all along. In the meantime, just to be safe, do not pee in your toilet as mixing urine with microcystin creates noxious, possibly lung-damaging fumes. The Health Department is recommending everybody pee outdoors until further notice.

Patience is a great virtue.

So does eating asparagus!

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

I have plenty of water here, for myself, and myself ONLY. I'm going back to bed.

So... none of the restaurants should be open, right? They prepare food, and that often takes a lot of water. Is there a water truck present at open restaurants? How is that water being handled into the restaurant? Those places use the municipal tap; there's no provision for an alternative water connection.

I mean it: If I drive around today and take a video camera, I should see precisely ZERO restaurants open. Right?

According to reports on local TV stations, SOME restaurant managers and/or owners obtained bottled sources of water/drinks. Some others have a source of water NOT tied to the local water system.

Mr. Empty Glass -- You are consistent. You consistently underestimate the ability of human beings to adjust to changing situations, including crises. I know that we will be fine, and that we will survive and thrive.

Firstly: "Some", right? So the majority of restaurants closed today... right?

Doubt it.

Secondly: Running a restaurant of any particular size takes a butt-load of water. Remember, the standards for water purity are exacting (except when things like this happen, which is when standards are tossed out the window) in food service. So even bottle handling probably doesn't comply. After all, you have to grab an unwashed bottle every time you need water for drinking, for preparing food, and for washing dishes. Right? Didja ever read those restaurant reports, Dale? Merely re-using a certain towel, earns you a ding.

I've implied that a 'disaster' of this scale has no real meaning for restaurant commerce. I'm implying there's a double standard.

Well, I was implying it. Now I'm stating it clearly. Why bother having a government when it won't act to protect you when it really needs to?

Shut all those restaurants DOWN until the water is clean. Or admit that water purity just isn't a real issue. And if it's the latter... then why bother telling people not to drink it?

states that the City of Oregon and the City of Monroe will fill up your water bottles/jugs/containers, and have what they describe as an "unlimited" supply. Neighbors helping neighbors. This type of crisis brings out the best in those living in the Greater Toledo area!

And the worst in the area Republican trolls, and nothing from the almighty admin telling them they might want to put a sock in it and stop making the GOP look like assholes.

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