FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Officials are telling Fort Worth residents that although the North Texas city’s water currently doesn’t taste or smell very good, it is safe to drink.
The city’s water department is attributing the problems to seasonal raw water factors and issues with a new chemical feed system at one treatment facility.
Officials are reducing production at the affected facility while increasing production at one not experiencing any problems. Field crews have also been flushing water lines.
Residents were expected to see improvements in water quality this weekend but officials warn that problems might continue for another couple of months.
The water department said that by August, a new disinfection system that is highly effective in treating taste and odor problems should be operational at the affected treatment facility.