Skip to comments.Ohio (Toledo area) Water crisis: still waiting for answers
Posted on 08/02/2014 2:08:10 PM PDT by machogirl
Governor John Kasich has issued a state of emergency for Lucas County and surrounding communities due to algae toxins detected in the water during routine testing.
Do not drink the water. Alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food. Pets should not drink the water.
Do not boil the water.. Boiling the water will not destroy the toxins. It will increase the concentration of the toxins.
Consuming water containing algal toxins may result in abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, numbness or dizziness. Seek medical attention if you feel you have been exposed to algal toxins and are having adverse health effects. Skin contact with contaminated water can cause irritation or rashes. Contact a veterinarian immediately if pets or livestock show signs of illness.
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Any Ohio Freepers around?
wow, that sounds really bad
YEs it does. They are going to have to truck in some water pronto!
Doesn’t sound good. They are having to distribute water and what’s going to happen when there isn’t any more to sell/distribute.
Supposedly people are driving up to 100 miles to buy bottle water.
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Calls for restaurants to shutter and people to leave if they can.
Not fear mongering, but they claim it’s algae. With as many unknowns that we have crossing the border and the Middle Eastern “tourists” that have been visiting water supplies...
I agree with your skepticism.
HAB (Harmful Algal Bloom) caused by excess nutrients (particularly phosphorus and nitrogen) in the water due to runoff from livestock pens....
We’ve had a lot of rain lately. Here’s more on HAB:
Thanks for the info.
That’s a LOT of people that have to go without water.
I guess the Govt. after the drill yesterday in New York, gets to crisis on this.
Wal-Mart and FEMA will truck some in.
I just hope it doesn’t hit more than one area at a time.
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What should be more worrisome is the EPA report that this can hang around for some 30 odd days...
Hope not. Walmart (closest to me) as been having a LOT of empty shelves lately in the food/water part of the store.
Geez. How many people are effected? A half a million?
AT least 400,000 Ohio side, Michigan is affected as well.
Or Obama opened his mouth again.
I wonder what that is about?
That is huge. From time to time we get well water contaminated in the smaller towns surrounding Phoenix. Maybe there might be thousands effected.
1/2 a million is too huge to fathom if water is disrupted for days.
due to runoff from livestock pens....
Actually I believe the EPA introduced a new regulation this spring regarding this effect.
Sort of convenient isn’t it now to have nearly half a million people without water.
Something I read, related it to inflation. They can’t afford more employees to stock the shelves.
That is why it took Kasich less than 12 hours to declare a SOE and call in the National Guard....LOL...
That still sounds strange. Is it something local or in that state? or are they just too busy?
Wal-Mart was famous for it’s supply chain and getting things there on time. At one point they even offered to teach their competitors to do it too.
Times always change I guess.
Preppers should be able to distill the water for safe use, eh?
Sounds like boiling will just make it worse.
Someone will be along in a minute and clear it up.
I have to go to a poker party now.
We will get insight as to how people will react when the doo doo hits the fan.
That doesn’t sound good at all.
Usually, they just blend it with untainted water until it is under the EPA PPM levels. Unless it’s something really bad.
I hope that works if that is what people are doing
Didn’t they just ship in a bunch if illegal immigrants into TNT area in the past few weeks?
Wow, talk about fast consequences...: )
Didnt they just ship in a bunch if illegal immigrants into that area in the past few weeks?
Wow, talk about fast consequences...: )
Wonder if the press is making fun of preppers now?
You have a really GOOD point!
Gov. Kasich is up for re-election this year. You just know the way he handles this water shortage will be judged very harshly by his opponent, an Ed Fitzgerald. This water shortage is not necessarily the Governors’ fault. The over-fertilization of local water has been going on unabated for years. I recall in 1974 when I heard that Lake Erie in Ohio had actually caught on fire, so thick it had become with sludge and discarded fuel residues.
Wonder how much of the rainfall around there contains evaporation from the lake and if the rain could still hold the toxin?
Rahm and the Dems will never let a crisis go to waste.
I don’t remember that sludge stuff in the 70’s.
Just hearing about the “Erie Canal”.
no offense to either of you it was the Cuyahoga River lol
My son moved to Columbus a few months back...any FReepers could tell me if this affects the whole state or near Columbus I would be most grateful. ..I am not familiar with that geography. ..sorry for my ignorance on that.
Hope for a quick resolution for you guys. Stay safe and God bless.
Have y’all read about this?
I knew something was going to happen.
Yesterday I cleaned out the garage and tossed 4 dozen empty 2 liter bottles.
Wait till Pelosi tries to blame this on fracking.
I need Geography Bee, lol.
Haven’t heard that it’s that area. Toledo and Lower Michigan.
I just pinged my cousin in Toledo. I’ll post what I hear from her, if anything new.
Yikes! That’s SRS BZNS!
I lived in that area for a long time. It seems to me that algae blooms happened every year in Lake Erie; especially in a warm year. Now it seems it is a disaster. Just saying...
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