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Algae and Drinking Water Update

Trihalomethane (THM) Fact Sheet

Chlorination has made the U.S. water supply safe from illness produced by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Fortunately, chlorine disinfection has almost completely eliminated risks of deadly waterborne diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery. Additionally chlorination has been a important tool in the battle against algae related toxins. However, the chlorination process also produces byproducts. These disinfection byproducts include a group of chemicals known as Trihalomethanes (THMs). THMs include four chemicals: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dribromochloromethane, and bromoform.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated public water systems check for THMs on a regular basis and that the level of THMs in the water should be less than 80 parts per billion (ppb). This is a change for THMs in drinking water; previously the maximum allowable amount was 100 ppb.

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Sidewalk Program

The July 28, 2014 Press article titled, Oregon may require installation of city sidewalk” incorrectly stated, “Residents received formal notices by certified mail in June that requires them to have damaged sidewalks repaired within 45 days”. The certified letters will not be sent out until the week of August 4, 2014, if the Resolution is approved at the July 28, 2014 Oregon City Council Meeting.

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Oregon Alerts
Click here to sign up for Oregon Alerts! Oregon Alerts is the City's new phone alert system. By signing up here, you will receive the City of Oregon and Lucas County emergency alerts. In the event of an emergency or tornado warning, a voice or text alert will be sent to the phone number(s) you provide and/or your email address. oregonalerts

This is a free service provided by the City of Oregon, however, normal message fees may apply to your cell phone. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone, email). The City of Oregon cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient. By registering  you will not receive unsolicited calls, and neither the City of Oregon, Lucas County, nor its system vendor sells the contact number database. Please check the sign up on Oregon Alerts for more information.

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