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Smelly Water? It's Safe To Drink

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If you've noticed a strange smell and odd taste in your drinking water recently, it is safe to drink.

The problem is recent rain and melting snow increased flow in the Mississippi River and it also caused debris to be washed into it.
 
The fluctuation forced water treatment plants to treat tap water differently but again, it is safe to consume.

"Our team drinks it," Moline Utilities General Manager Greg Swanson said. "I've got a glass right behind me, and I've been drinking it."

Tests on the water done this afternoon show the river is starting to get back to normal.
  
However, any changes to our weather might cause the water to smell and taste odd.

 

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