Taste and Odor Problems
Contaminants found in drinking water may cause taste, color or odor problems. These do not necessarily indicate a change in the safety of your water. Water taste is affected by mineral content as well as the presence of chlorine.
Taste and odor problems may occur in any lake for a number of reasons, such as algae growth, changes in temperature, excessive rainfall, flooding, drought or dry weather conditions. If you experience a problem with the taste or odor of your water, let the water run for a few minutes to clear the lines or fill a pitcher and allow it to sit for several hours.
For more information on taste, odor or color of drinking water, contact us at 817-392-4477.
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817-392-4477 Select Option 1
Call Center - Non-emergency
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Monday through Friday
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P. O. Box 870
Fort Worth, TX 76101
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