water quality

5:42 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

What's That Taste in Forsyth Co. Water?

NW Forsyth Co. water should be tasting better over the next few days.
Credit Wasserhahn '''Photographer''': ''thesaint'' a.k.a Matthew Bowden

Many northwest Forsyth Co. residents have noticed a change in the taste of their water.  Bill Brewer, water treatment superintendent for the City-County Utilities Division, says the change is most noticeable for those living north of I-40 and west of U-S 52.

"The problem is caused by algae in the raw water that we treat," Brewer says. "These algeaes produce compounds that produce musty and earthy tastes and orders. People that are sensitive to them are very, very sensitive to them." Brewer stresses that it's not harmful.

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