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Blue-green algae

Blue-green algae has taken over the water near an Owasco Lake shoreline.

Results from samples collected at the city of Auburn and Town of Owasco on Monday show no detectable toxins in the drinking water or in the raw water, according to the Cayuga County Health Department.

Since no toxins have been detected in the drinking water since Oct. 10, the health department said that further samples will not be sent to the laboratory for analysis unless changes are seen in the raw water entering the treatment plant.

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The county said that, out of an abundance of caution, it had been sampling at a frequency that has exceeded the sampling recommendations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information on blue-green algae, visit cayugacounty.us/health. Anyone with questions may call the health department at (315) 253-1560.

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