Just got off the phone with Veolia Water and I have some disturbing news. Recent tests for the toxic blue green algae in Geist Reservoir came back showing high levels of toxins and even higher cell counts.
"Toxin levels in Geist are just as high as they were two years ago when we had the first big scare in years," said Paul Whitmore with Veolia Water. "Cell counts are actually higher than they were back then, so this should be taken seriously."
Veolia is working with IDEM, DNR, and the State Health Department today to issue a health warning.
"Don't drink the water and rinse off thoroughly if you are swimming or come in contact with the water," added Whitmore.