Science safeguards drinking water from harmful algal blooms

Toxins from harmful algal blooms (HABs) are increasingly contaminating sources waters, as well as the drinking water treatment facilities that the source waters supply. These treatment facilities face a difficult task of not only removing the toxins, but doing so in a safe and cost-effective way. EPA states that its research is helping communities confront this challenge.

Harmful Algae, Nutrients, and Land Use

EPA’s video shares how researchers are helping water treatment facilities find safe, cost effective ways to remove the toxins and keep drinking water safe.

For more information, please visit EPA’s Harmful Algal Blooms & Drinking Water webpage:

For more information about harmful algal blooms and cyanobacteria research, go to

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