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Local water plants, DHEC working to keep drinking water safe
Officials eyeing algae blooms on Lake Wateree in Fairfield County
Wateree Dam
With a recent scare in Toledo, Ohio, over the quality of drinking water being pulled from Lake Erie, city of Camden and some Kershaw County officials are keeping an eye on reported algae blooms on Lake Wateree. That’s because an algae bloom created elevated levels of a toxin called microcystin in Lake Erie, causing a water crisis in Toledo, Ohio’s fourth-largest city. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins lifted a several days-long ban on drinking water from the city’s water supply on Monday, according to the Toledo Blade.