Producing safe drinking water (including test assets and capabilities)

Health advisories and policies related to safe drinking water can be found in this category. This includes the most current guidelines regarding microcystin levels in drinking water. Information can also be found about drinking water testing and treatment. Links to alert systems that inform the public of drinking water safety can also be found.

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Ohio EPA outlines public notification guidelines for algal bloom-affected drinking waters

Ohio EPA

Background document to support the guidelines for drinking water quality

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO guidelines for drinking water quality- chap 12 with microcystin fact sheet

World Health Organization (WHO)

Cyanobacteria and cyanotoixins in drinking water: who documents

World Health Organization (WHO)

New (June 2015) guidelines link to 1 press release 2 reports

EPA: Drinking water health advisory documents

Algal toxin risk assessment and management strategic plan for drinking water

EPA

Everything you need to know about the Toledo Water Crisis, One year later

Ohio Environmental Council

Toxic Lake Erie algae spotted but drinking water safe

The Detroit News

Toxic algae expected at Lake Erie, potentially worst ever

Nature World News

Smelly, foul-tasting water? Columbus treating for algae again

The Columbus Dispatch

Rest easy, Toledo says water supply is fine. No detectable levels of microcystin from Lake Erie algal bloom yet

The Blade

2015 Drinking water health advisories for two cyanobacterial toxins

EPA: Drinking water health advisory documents

Drinking water health advisory for the cyanobacterial microcystin toxins

EPA: Drinking water health advisory documents

Drinking water health advisory for the cyanobacterial toxin cylindrospermopsin

EPA: Drinking water health advisory documents

Algal toxin risk assessment and management strategic plan for drinking water

EPA

Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins: Information for drinking water systems

EPA

Private drinking water treatment for HAB cyanotoxins

Ohio Department of Public Health

Private drinking water testing for HAB cyanotoxins

Ohio Department of Public Health

Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins: Information for drinking water systems PDF

EPA

Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins: Information for drinking water systems PDF

EPA

Occurance of cyanobacterial toxins (microcystins) in surface water

World Health Organization (WHO)

Toxic cyanobacteria in water: A guide to their public health consequences, monitoring, and management

World Health Organization (WHO)