Winchester’s water supply deemed safe

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The City of Winchester has been monitoring the Harmful Algae Bloom on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

The city received the results from their most recent tests.

The laboratory found the City’s drinking water to be completely safe and showed no signs of cyanotoxins.

Since first observing the harmful algae bloom 1.5 miles from the city’s water intake point, Winchester and the Virginia Department of Health have closely monitored water quality and optimized the treatment process to prevent health impacts from the algal bloom.

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VDH monitors algae bloom in Shenandoah River

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) continues to monitor the harmful algae bloom in the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

At this time Winchester, Middletown, Strasburg and Woodstock have water that is safe to drink.

The VDH declares the only restrictions at this time are to avoid swimming in or around the blooms.

Questions or concerns about water in Frederick County can be directed to the Public Service Director of Winchester at (540) 667-1815 extension 1407.

Those with concerns or questions in Strasburg can call (540) 465-9197.

Woodstock residents can call (540) 459-3045.

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