Windsor’s Drinking Water Is Safe Amid Toledo Crisis, Says WUC

Sunday August 3rd, 2014

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If Toledo, Ohio’s drinking water crisis has you worried about water quality in Windsor, rest assured, it’s safe, says the Windsor Utilities Commission.

“There is no immediate adverse affect to the potable water supply for the City of Windsor, Town of Tecumseh and the Town of LaSalle,” says Windsor Utilities’ Debbie Loeffen.

Loeffen issued a notice to the media, Sunday evening, after recent warnings about toxins such as microcytin in the water supply of Toledo, Ohio, a city located along the Maumee River which is connected to Lake Erie.

“The Windsor Utilities Commission currently samples for microcytin to ensure its water supply is safe for its customers, as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act,” she said. “WUC draws its raw water from the Detroit River, upstream from the area of concern.”

Toledo’s water issues seem to stem from an algae bloom in Lake Erie and Loeffen says it does not appear to be affecting Windsor’s water system.

“To date, there has been no evidence of Blue-Green algae entering the A.H. Weeks Drinking Water Treatment Facility. This Facility supplies all of the drinking water for WUC’s entire distribution system,” she said.

Enwin Utilities Ltd., on behalf of the Windsor Utilities Commission, says they will continue to monitor the raw water source to ensure that all quality standards are met or exceeded.

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