Drinking Water and Algal Toxins

Key Information for Lake Oswego Water Customers - June 2018

Cyanotoxins (produced by blue green algae) were recently detected in Salem’s drinking water. Lake Oswego’s drinking water is safe to drink - no cyanotoxins have been detected in our drinking water or water source, the Clackamas River. The City of Lake Oswego participates in an active and well-established source water protection and monitoring plan for sampling and response to cyanotoxins. Read on for more information.