Toledo mayor: Water ban is lifted

TOLEDO (AP) — Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins says that the water ban in place this weekend has been lifted, and that drinking water is safe.

Toledo warned residents not to use city water early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, most likely from algae on the lake. The advisory affected more than 400,000 residents in northwestern Ohio and southwestern Michigan. Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency.

The water bans affected cities and counties who pulled their drinking water from Lake Erie, including all of Lucas County, most of Fulton County, and parts of northern Wood County including Perrysburg.

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