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Water ban in Monroe County, Ohio ends on third day

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  • Water ban lifted in Monroe County, Toledo

    Water ban lifted in Monroe County, Toledo

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-04 14:27:32 GMT
    The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, has lifted a water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.
    The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, has lifted a water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.
MONROE, Mich. (WJBK) - UPDATE: The mayor of Toledo has lifted the water ban. Click here for more information.

Below is the original report.
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A water ban is entering its third day in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio after tests show some toxins still contaminate Lake Erie.

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins says tests done by state and federal authorities indicate a positive trend, but additional testing is necessary.

The city council is to review the test results at its regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday.

Ohio's fourth-largest city warned residents not to use city water early Saturday. Tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, most likely from algae on the lake.

In southeastern Michigan, authorities were operating water stations Sunday for the 30,000 customers affected by the toxic contamination. They are expected to reopen Monday morning.

Drinking the water could cause vomiting, cramps and rashes. But no serious illnesses had been reported by late Sunday. Health officials advised children and those with weak immune systems to avoid showering or bathing in the water.

Officials will hold a press conference around 9:30 a.m. Monday to share the latest information on the water ban. The press conference will livestream in the video player above when it begins. Livestreaming is only available for desktop users at this time.

PORTABLE WATER STATION LOCATIONS

  • Bedford Government Center, 8100 Jackman Rd., Temperance
  • Ida Township Hall, 3016 Lewis Ave., Ida
  • Manufacturer's Marketplace, 14390 LaPlaisance Rd., Monroe
  • 5300 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe
  • Luna Pier Fire Station, 4268 Luna Pier Rd., Luna Pier
  • Erie Fire Department, 2048 Manhattan St., Erie
  • Morin Point Fire Station, 6333 Summit St., Morin Point

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