A check of local water sources for possible contamination was made by the City of Piqua Water Department following recent toxic algae concerns in area waters.
The city is not required by the EPA to check for the toxins, said Don Freisthler, water department superintendent. Samples collected Aug. 4 from the Great Miami River, Swift Run Lake, Frantz Pond and the city gravel pit pond as well as the finished water at the city treatment plant came back from testing with non-detectable levels for toxic algae.
The testing for toxic algae will continue bi-weekly for the remainder of the peak algae season, Freisthler said. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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