More tests needed before Ohio city gets water back

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The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, is telling residents that more tests must be done to ensure toxins are out of the city's water supply.

Mayor D. Michael Collins says Sunday that the 400,000 people in the region need to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. But he says samples show the level of toxins appears to have decreased.

Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie.

Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency is trying to figure out what caused a sudden spike in the toxins.

Gov. John Kasich has ordered the state's National Guard to deliver pallets of bottled water, water purification systems and meals ready to eat to residents in Lucas, Wood and Fulton counties.


An Ohio mayor says officials won't decide whether the Lake Erie water supply serving about 400,000 residents in the Toledo area is safe to drink until they receive all the test results, possibly by Sunday morning.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said some results were in but officials want to wait until they have all the data.
Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state's fourth-largest city early Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water.
Agencies worked throughout the day, bringing in water supplies and distributing it at designated times and locations. No illnesses have been reported.

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