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Your Public Water Supply Is Safe

The below Public Health Advisory is for Private Water Systems and does not pertain to your water service provided by Highlands Mutual Water Company or any of the Public Water Suppliers around the Lake. Please know water provided by Highlands Mutual Water Company is safe to drink.


Advisory: Message From Dr. Pace

An Urgent Health Advisory from Lake County’s Public Health Officer, Gary Pace, MD, MPH.

Effective immediately, people on private water systems whose tap water comes from their own private intake into the lake, in the Oaks Arm and Lower Arm of Clear Lake should not drink the water.  Very high levels of Cyanotoxin have been identified in these areas of the lake, and we are concerned there may be health impacts if private water systems are not effectively filtering out these toxins.  More detailed information will be released tomorrow (Thursday, 9/16).