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Toledo water problems prompt action in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Bowling Green's water, pulled from the Maumee River, was not compromised during Toledo's recent water crisis.

But that's not stopping them from taking notice of what happened in Toledo, and making some changes of their own.

​"We felt that it was in the best interest of the community to give Bowling Green customers reassurance that our water was safe, and that we were going to start doing daily tests," said Utility Director Brian O'Connell.

Bowling Green's treatment process is also slightly different than Toledo's, which may play a role in keeping contamination from happening.

"It's like a carbon filter, basically, we have 12 vessels here, all that water goes through the GAC, and that helps to remove any organics, any taste and odor issues, and any issues that may come from algae that we might experience," O'Connell said.

The increased testing will continue at least through the month of August, and probably into September as well, until algae season is over. 

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