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Lucas County Health Department continues to monitor water safety

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A photo taken at Maumee Bay State Park during the water crisis. A photo taken at Maumee Bay State Park during the water crisis.
LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Lucas County Health Department faced a big challenge during the Toledo water crisis earlier this month. They needed to keep everyone safe while the water was toxic.

Now health department officials say they are pleased with the way they handled the water crisis.  They admitted the first day there were communication issues between the health department and city leaders, but they eventually worked those out. 

Minor changes are currently being made to the Lucas County Health Department's disaster plan.

Eric Zgodzinski, with the health department, says the water is safe to drink and cook with and that the health department is keeping an even closer eye on our drinking water now.

"We're still monitoring. It's going to be that algal season for awhile and you might see us [step] things up," he said. "I think you saw over the weekend there was an issue and we are really working to make sure the public has a good amount of leeway before anything happens."

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