I was wondering why the water had been tasting so different (i.e. BAD!), especially at work.
A batch of water that doesn't smell or taste very good has been working its way through the city's water lines this week.Maybe they should warn us next time this is going to happen BEFORE the water suddenly takes on a different taste. Or maybe they did and I missed it. I and some of my coworkers had quit drinking the tap water at work it was so bad. I thought maybe there was something going on in our building.
Officials say the water is safe to drink and expect most of it to work its way out of the Springfield system today.
…the problem was caused by two factors. Because of temperature changes, the level of oxygen in the lower levels of the lake, where CWLP was drawing its water began to drop.
On Monday, CWLP started drawing closer to the surface, where there is more oxygen.
Another problem involved a chemical CWLP adds to the water called powdered activated carbon. The chemical is added to take care of odors, but on Monday, a pump at CWLP was down for about a half hour.