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Skaneateles Schools shut down drinking fountains for testing amid algae concerns

Skaneateles Schools shut down drinking fountains for testing amid algae concerns

Skaneateles Schools announced on its Facebook page Wednesday it is shutting down drinking fountains for the Department of Health to conduct tests.

Bottles of water will be distributed to each school, according to Skaneateles Schools Superintendent Ken Slentz.

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This comes after blooms of blue-green algae were reported on Skaneateles Lake over the weekend. Officials collected samples to see if toxins from the algae were present in the water.

Toxin levels in water sampled from the village of Skaneateles, while indicating an amount of toxins present, are said to be within the acceptable range established by the Department of Health, but Skaneateles Schools are seeking definitive results on the water in its system, according to Superintendent Slentz.

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