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    Ohio's 4th largest city has no drinking water

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    "TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Long lines formed at water distribution centers and store shelves were quickly emptied of bottled water after Ohio's fourth-largest city told residents not to drink from its water supply that was fouled by toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie.

    The warning effectively cut off the water supply to 400,000 people in Toledo, most of its suburbs and a few areas in southeastern Michigan.

    Worried residents told not to drink, brush their teeth or wash dishes with the water emptied store shelves and waited hours for deliveries of bottled water from across Ohio as the governor declared a state of emergency".
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    This is causing other Great Lake states to start retesting their water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    "TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Long lines formed at water distribution centers and store shelves were quickly emptied of bottled water after Ohio's fourth-largest city told residents not to drink from its water supply that was fouled by toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie.

    The warning effectively cut off the water supply to 400,000 people in Toledo, most of its suburbs and a few areas in southeastern Michigan.

    Worried residents told not to drink, brush their teeth or wash dishes with the water emptied store shelves and waited hours for deliveries of bottled water from across Ohio as the governor declared a state of emergency".
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    That sounds rather dramatic. It will be interesting to follow how the problem can be solved. Showering from a bottle of Perrier might sound cool. But long term that won't cut it.

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    Re: Ohio's 4th largest city has no drinking water

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    "TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Long lines formed at water distribution centers and store shelves were quickly emptied of bottled water after Ohio's fourth-largest city told residents not to drink from its water supply that was fouled by toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie.

    The warning effectively cut off the water supply to 400,000 people in Toledo, most of its suburbs and a few areas in southeastern Michigan.

    Worried residents told not to drink, brush their teeth or wash dishes with the water emptied store shelves and waited hours for deliveries of bottled water from across Ohio as the governor declared a state of emergency".
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    Mornin' Paxaeon. Yep Chicago Announced they would be testing Lake Michigan. Which the day before Mark Kirk was blaming Milwaukee Wisconsin for Polluting Lake Michigan. So naturally he put together a bill and wants whoever gets caught to pay 100k fine everyday until the problem is cleaned up, or taken care of.

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    Many cities sewage treatment plants empty wastes through pipes extending a mile or more out into the Great Lakes. You know that at some point that this ignorant policy is going to bite back. Maybe that day has arrived. Add a little Global Waming to raise Lake water temperatures and you have a recipe for disaster.

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    Re: Ohio's 4th largest city has no drinking water

    In Erie's case, it was an algae bloom. Algae produces toxins. We've had multiple blooms here in some Texas lakes that have made then useless for recreational purposes.

    I have to wonder if this is not somewhat responsible?

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    Re: Ohio's 4th largest city has no drinking water

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Many cities sewage treatment plants empty wastes through pipes extending a mile or more out into the Great Lakes. You know that at some point that this ignorant policy is going to bite back. Maybe that day has arrived. Add a little Global Waming to raise Lake water temperatures and you have a recipe for disaster.
    Is it treated sewer water?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Is it treated sewer water?
    The treated water isn't the big problem. The big problem are the 70,000 farmers along the shores of Lake Erie. Farm runoff is the primary source of the phosphates that the algae thrives on. A very wet spring and summer with lots of heavy rain and lots of runoff pretty much guaranteed a big algae bloom this year. 2011 was bad, too, because it was a very wet spring/summer. Farming pratices are going to change or Lake Erie is going to be in big trouble.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Is it treated sewer water?
    I think it usually is, but can vary with weather and heavy rainfall. I know that one mile out from Rochester, NY and also out from Miami, it is known as the Rose Bowl.

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    No drinking water?

    Just another one of the many benefits the "free market" provides. I'm sure that private businesses will provide a solution.
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    Re: Ohio's 4th largest city has no drinking water

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    No drinking water?

    Just another one of the many benefits the "free market" provides. I'm sure that private businesses will provide a solution.
    The free market has no bearing on this. New farming practices do.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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