As news reports over the weekend told about Toledo and surrounding areas dealing with a water crisis, our water here in Williams County is reportedly safe.
The Bryan Times is reporting that no communities in Williams County were affected by the advisory issued by the city of Toledo. However, as of Sunday afternoon, although some water remained on the shelves at the Bryan Walmart, water supplies were reportedly limited and there was a sign posted, telling customers that water in both individual bottle and gallon jugs may be scarce due to the advisory in Toledo.
Much of the bottled water was wiped out at the Chief Supermarket in Bryan as well.
In Bryan, the water should remain safe. The city’s municipal water supply originates from several artisan wells, and the Bryan water department also has 1.4 million-gallons safely stored away… just in case.
Meanwhile, the affected water in the Toledo area came from Lake Erie. That water tested above the consumption standard for a potentially toxic organic substance, which officials say is possibly due to the presence of algae on Lake Erie.