Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban
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.
Mayor D. Michael Collins says Monday that the Lake Erie drinking water is safe and that the warning has been lifted.
The announcement comes after people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan were told to avoid drinking tap water because of toxins contaminating the lake, possibly from algae. Toledo officials issued the water warning in Ohio's fourth-largest city early Saturday.
In Michigan, 30,000 customers of the South County Water District were affected. They're in Luna Pier, Bedford and Erie Townships and a portion of LaSalle Township, all of which are in Monroe County.