Salem, Ore. — Early Friday afternoon, some social media sites were falsely stating the City of Salem has drinking water test results it is not releasing that shows cyanotoxins in the drinking water and that the water is unsafe. This is false.
For the most up-to-date water quality information, go to https://www.cityofsalem.net/drinking-water
Small amounts of cyanotoxins (at levels below OHA health advisories) have been detected at the entry point into the Geren Island Water Treatment Plant. The treatment systems are working and the water leaving the water treatment facility is clean and safe to drink.
We’re testing seven days a week and will continue to post results as quickly as possible (within 24-hours) on our webpage. For more about treatment in place to protect drinking water go to: https://www.cityofsalem.net/drinking-water.