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The Fort Worth Water Department's mission is to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater service with environmental integrity to the customers and wholesale cities we serve.

Taste and odor issues arise

Fort Worth has received a few calls about its drinking water having a musty taste and odor. The Water Department assures customers the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, even though it has an earthy smell and taste.

Geosmin is the naturally-occurring organic compound responsible for the earthy taste and odor.

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 Stage 1 Drought Measures Are in Effect


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