Toledo fights rumors of more water woes


TOLEDO (AP) -- Officials in Toledo -- where a Lake Erie algae bloom made the city's tap water unsafe to drink earlier this month -- are fighting rumors that water problems persist.

The Blade newspaper ( ) reported that the rumors of another "do not drink" advisory became so persistent on Thursday that city officials issued a statement asking residents not to panic.

As the city was issuing the statement, residents were busy buying up bottled water at grocery stores. One man buying four cases at a Kroger store said he'd gotten a text about a pending "do not drink" advisory and also saw "random things on Facebook."

About 400,000 people were left without clean tap water Aug. 2 to Aug 4 when toxins produced by the algae got into the city's water supply.

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.