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Herriman City finds no detectable levels of toxins, but Blackridge Reservoir remains closed

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 23:38:33-04

HERRIMAN CITY, Utah — Test results are back on water toxin levels in Blackridge Reservoir, and while Herriman City said there are no detectable levels of toxins, they are still waiting on more test results before opening the reservoir for recreation.

Those final results will show the cell number count per milligram of algae, and the reservoir remains closed while the city treats the reservoir with an algaecide.

The water will be retested in a week.

The reservoir regularly attracts hundreds of visitors to its shores when open, but earlier this month the presence of algae blooms lead to a closure.