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City swats down rumors, says water safe to drink

Salem city officials on Friday afternoon declared as “false” social media reports circulating through the community that water supplies were tainted and unsafe, but the assurances weren’t persuasive to some. The city confirmed testing showed small amounts of cyanotoxins – – commonly known as blue-green algae – were detected in[Read More…]

After summer of algal blooms, Salem enters spring with a plan, investments

Treatment ponds at Geren Island which ultimately becomes drinking water for Salem residents. Water reaching this point will have already been treated with powdered-activated carbon. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Following Salem’s brush with cyanotoxins, Devin Doring said everyone at the city of Salem faced the question: How can they stop this[Read More…]