Algae bloom affects odor, taste of San Diego water

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Updated: 5/13 10:35 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say an algae bloom at a reservoir is causing water in San Diego County to have an earthy smell and unpleasant taste.

The Metropolitan Water District said Monday that the water is safe to drink but may take several more days to get back to normal.

The unusual taste and faint, earthy smell stem from an algae bloom at Diamond Valley Lake in southwest Riverside County.

The problem was isolated and treated over the weekend, but the impact on drinking water will continue as various local water agencies blend imported water with local supplies.

The district says growth of algae in open surface reservoirs is a seasonal problem that usually occurs in warm months.


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