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Water Ban Lifted

Toledo Mayor Michael Collins has officiallty lifted the drinking ban in Toledo and surrounding areas, saying, "our water is safe."

While addressing the media Monday Morning, August 4, the mayor said all six follow up tests came back clean.

All Toledo water distribution centers closed Monday morning at 11:00 a.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please dial 2-1-1.

Next Steps in the Process

Toledo's public utilities director, Ed Moore, is asking residents to be patient turning on their water, as the high amount of water usage could burden our systems.

Residents who have not used their water since Friday are being asked to flush their water sustems to ensure safety. You can read instructions from the Lucas County Health Department on how to properly flush your system here. The city is asking those who have used their water not to flush, as it will increase the load on the system.

Pitch in: Recycle your Water Bottles!

Please recycle the water bottles you have used throughout the water ban. Metroparks of the Toledo area are providing drop off locations for the water bottles.

Wildwood Metropark: Lot 1

Swan Creek Metropark: Airport and Glendale lots
Farnsworth Metropark: Indianola Lot
Side Cut Metropark: Riverview and Silver Lake lots
Oak Openings: Lodge and Mallard Lake lots

Also, you can always bring recyclables to the permanent recycling stations located at Secor Metropark, and Pearson Metropark.

In addition to the metroparks,
Republic Services has worked with The Lucas County Solid Waste Management District and Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful to coordinate a recycling effort for empty plastic water bottles.

Beginning with tomorrow’s recycling collection routes, Republic will collect recycling overflow due to the increased need for water bottles. Your standard recycling cart/bin should be filled first. Then, residents are asked to place empty plastic water bottles in plastic bags and place them on the curb, next to your recycling cart/bin. These bags should be placed next to your recycling container, not your trash container. Republic will collect the bags during your normal recycling collection day.

This applies to residents throughout metro Toledo who are serviced by Republic Services, including: Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Swanton, and Monclova Township. It also applies to subscription customers in Perrysburg Township, Sylvania Township, Springfield Township, Washington Township and Monroe County, Mich.