Some of you may have noticed an earthy smell or taste to your tap water recently.  

The treatment plant operators have increased carbon feed and made other process adjustments to help eliminate these odors.

This seems to be due to Lake Murray water temps reaching a peak for this season, combined with slightly lower water levels at the lake. Please be assured this is an aesthetic nuisance only and not a water safety issue. Our crews are responding to each call to confirm chlorine levels are adequate as well as flushing when/where appropriate. 

Other plants drawing water from Lake Murray are experiencing similar issues. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes while we work to resolve the issue. Your patience and understanding is appreciated. 

Jay Nicholson

General Manager

Joint Municipal Water & Sewer Commission

Friday, September 21, 2018 10:24:00 AM