Low levels of blue-green algae toxins again detected in Owasco’s treated water

Test results back Thursday afternoon for the town of Owasco’s treated public water showed low levels of blue-green algae toxins from a sample collected Wednesday afternoon, according to a release from the Cayuga County Health Department. The city of Auburn’s treated water detected no toxins.

The town of Owasco’s treated drinking water had .16 micrograms per liter of toxins, after Tuesday’s samples had shown no detectable levels. This is the fifth day in a week that the town’s water has had detectable levels of microcystins, toxins released from blue-green algae blooms on Owasco Lake. The town of Owasco provides public water to residents of Owasco and the town of Fleming Water District.

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