POSTED: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 2:49pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:41am
TYLER — Some of our viewers wanted to know why their faucet water has an odor to it and a bit of color. It's a question we get every year around summer time, so we asked public works about it.
Turns out, the summertime is when water shifts in the lakes; where the city gets it's water. It includes — Lake Tyler, Lake Tyler East and Lake Palestine.
About a week and a half ago, the Director of Public Works says they saw the water color changing and the odor becoming stronger. While he says it's not a health risk, they treat the water with chemicals to get rid of the irregularities.
"They're not harmful. They just affect the taste of the water and the odor of the water, but it is safe to consume," says Director Greg Morgan.
Morgan says Tyler water always meets federal requirements.
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