Cleveland sending water to Toledo

TOLEDO -- The Cleveland Water Department is sending water to Toledo residents who can't drink their own due to toxins in it.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources sent a truck with four 1,000-gallon water tanks to Northeast Ohio to fill up at the Crown Water Filtration Plant in Westlake Sunday.

They'll then head to Toledo. The Water Department had already sent its water buggy to Toledo Saturday night. It arrived about midnight.

Cleveland Water's interim commissioner, Alex Margevicius, said Cleveland is ready to give Toledo as much water as it needs. He wasn't sure if this would be the only trip or they tanks would be brought back for more.

On Saturday Gov. John Kasich ordered the National Guard to help deliver water and food to residents in Toledo, where some 400,000 are being told not to drink from the city's water system.

Ohio officials are awaiting the results of more tests on the water that could determine how much longer residents in and around the state's fourth-largest city are without water.

Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie.

Ohio's EPA is trying to figure out what caused a sudden spike in the toxins.

Late Saturday, Gov. John Kasich ordered the state's National Guard to deliver pallets of bottled water, water purification systems and meals ready to eat to residents in Lucas, Wood and Fulton counties.

Channel 3 spoke with officials from Cleveland Water who say they are not experiencing similar problems but will continue to monitor the city's water supply.

Avon Lake Regional Water, which provides water to more than 180,000 customers in a seven-county area also posted to social media that it was not experiencing problems but had pre-emptively increased the carbon in the water supply to be safe.


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