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Drinking Water Safety

It’s not usually news when Toledo’s mayor drinks a glass of water, but on Monday, cameras swarmed as Michael Collins took a swig of previously-banned H20. Elevated toxin levels, likely from algae blooms, prompted a recent do-not-drink advisory, and this hour we’ll look at what caused the problem, and we’ll look at the health of Ohio’s lakes.

Farm Runoff and Ohio’s Waterways

We’re live this hour from the Chadwick Arboretum Plant Sale! Spring is when local farms kick into high gear, but the runoff from fertilizers can create big problems for Ohio’s waterways. Just last year, some of Ohio’s beaches were closed due to high algae levels. We’ll talk about how industries and individuals can embrace lower-impact agriculture.