Auburn and Owasco water plants consider blue-green algae toxin treatments

An engineering firm working with the city of Auburn’s water treatment plant has proposed a list of nine options to help it rid the water of blue-green algae toxins.

The city is seriously considering three of those, including the extension of the plant’s intake pipe, utilizing powder activated carbon and utilizing ozone. Plant operators in both Auburn and the town of Owasco are hoping to upgrade their facilities with one or more of these options in time for next year’s blue-green algae season, sometime in the late summer.
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