How Safe is Our Water Supply?

This summer (2014), the water supply in Toledo, Ohio showed high levels of the toxin, Microcystin, in the city drinking water. The warning came after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for Microcystin above the United States Environmental Agency’s (USEPA) standard for consumption. This toxin most likely came from algae in Lake Erie. This prompted Ohio Govenor, John Kasich, to declare a state of emergency. Bottled water, most of which comes from tap water…