Officials release latest toxin results for Skaneateles, Owasco Lake water

Toxins from harmful algal blooms are still showing up in water from Skaneateles Lake, according to the latest test results released Thursday from the state Department of Health. However, officials said the addition of chlorine is keeping toxins out of customers’ tap water.

In a joint statement from the Onondaga County Health Department and the city of Syracuse’s Department of Water, levels of microcystin, the toxin found in some harmful algal blooms, was detected at 0.25 micrograms per liter in the city of Syracuse’s gatehouse located in the village of Skaneateles. That level was detected prior to chlorination, according to the statement.

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