Low levels of blue-green algae toxins still detectable in Owasco’s treated drinking water

For the sixth time in eight days, the town of Owasco’s treated drinking water has low but detectable levels of toxins from blue-green algae blooms, according to a release from the Cayuga County Health Department. The city of Auburn’s treated drinking water had no detectable levels of toxins, its third day in a row.

The test results, which came back Friday afternoon, are from samples taken from the public water supply on Thursday. The town of Owasco’s treated drinking water detected levels of .15 and .19 micrograms per liter of microcystins, toxins that can be released from blue-green algae blooms. The town of Owasco provides public water to residents in Owasco and the town of Fleming Water District.

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