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Toledo and its suburbs spar over water costs

Jun 13, 2018

A toxic cyanobacteria bloom shut down Toledo's water system in the summer of 2014.
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The city of Toledo, Ohio and its suburbs are arguing about how to properly charge for water. The disagreement stems from the 2014 toxic cyanobacteria bloom in Lake Erie that shut down of the city's water system.

Sarah Elms, a reporter with The Toledo Blade, joined Stateside to explain what's happening. 

Listen above to hear more about the evolution of the dispute between Toledo residents and their representatives, and how the problem first began.

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