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Auburn’s raw water toxin levels improve significantly after record-breaking sample this week

Some good news to end the week for Auburn’s drinking water supply.

The level of toxins in Auburn’s raw drinking water decreased two days after a record-breaking sample was collected.


The Cayuga County Health Department said in a press release on Thursday that Auburn’s untreated water measured 9.89 parts per billion of HAB-related toxins. The sample two days earlier was nearly twice that level.

No toxins were found in the treated drinking water from the system in Auburn or Owasco, both of which come from Owasco Lake.

The health department is still warning residents to be prepared, and store some drinking water in a temperature controlled place in their home in the event of an emergency.



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