Cayuga County officials disappointed with NY Water Quality Rapid Response Team response

New York State’s Water Quality Rapid Response Team has formally replied to the Cayuga County Board of Health’s request for assistance regarding blue-green algae toxins in the treated drinking water of more than 45,000 residents.

Board members were mostly disappointed with the reply, said county Environmental Health Director Eileen O’Connor. The written state response highlights $600,000 in state funding promised in 2015 toward research and projects around understanding and preventing cyanobacteria blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae.

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