Owasco water tests show highest algae toxins yet, Auburn levels still detectable

Treated drinking water for the town of Owasco and the city of Auburn showed detectable levels of blue-green algae toxins in the latest round of tests — Owasco seeing the highest levels to date. The Cayuga County Health Department said Owasco’s water, which is distributed to the town of Owasco and the Fleming Water District, detected levels of .21 and .17 micrograms of toxins per liter from samples collected Wednesday.

Auburn’s treated drinking water showed .16 micrograms of toxins from Wednesday’s samples. Auburn provides drinking water to residents in the city of Auburn and the towns of Aurelius, Fleming Water District 6, Throop, Mentz, Brutus, Montezuma, Sennett, Springport Water District 2 and the villages of Port Byron, Weedsport and Cayuga.

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