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Algae in Drinking Water

FAQ's about Algae in Drinking Water

Algae has been a growing concern in some of Ohio’s lakes and waterways, and we want to inform our customers about the many efforts undertaken by the Columbus Division of Water to ensure water quality. Below are some frequently asked questions about Algae blooms.
  • Are algal blooms a concern in central Ohio?
  • Could what happened in Toledo in 2014 happen in Columbus?
  • Does a different taste, odor or appearance indicate a water quality issue?

  • What can you do to minimize the taste and odor associated with algae?
  • Will a carbon filter used at home help?
  • Can residents help protect water quality?
  • Are water quality reports available to customers?

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