Category: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Drinking Water FAQs:
Harmful Algal Blooms

Toxins from harmful algal blooms (HABs) can enter drinking water supplies from surface water sources or ground water sources supplied by surface water. An increase in the incidence of HABs around the country has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue guidelines and recommendations for cyanotoxin values in drinking water and recommendations for public …

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Contact Information:
Harmful Algal Blooms

Report a Bloom Please call the 24-hour DEQ Spill Line: (801) 536-4123 Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) Contact UPCC at (800) 222-1222 immediately if you suspect you or a member of your family has been exposed to a harmful algal bloom. Symptoms may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, fever, muscle weakness, or difficulty breathing. …

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Utah Lake Algal Bloom October 2014

The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) was notified by the Utah County Health Department on Monday, October 6, 2014, that a dog had died over the weekend after swimming and consuming water near the Lindon Marina on Utah Lake. Algal blooms in the lake are the suspected source of the toxic cyanobacteria that may be …

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