Fort Worth Water May Taste Funny

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011  |  Updated 11:30 AM CDT
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Fort Worth Water May Taste Funny

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Algae blooms may account for a different taste in Fort Worth's water supply.

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Fort Worth water customers in the city's eastern and southern areas may notice a slight change in the taste of their water.

The change in taste is due to algae blooms in Benbrook Lake, which is temporarily supplying water to the Rolling Hills Water Treatment Plant.

Normall, the plant receives water from east Texas, but work being done on supply lines by the Tarrant Regional Water District necessitated the change.

The water supply change is expected to last through Thursday, but the water quality change may last through the weekend.

"The advanced treatment process at the Rolling Hills Water Treatment Plant should remove most of the taste problems, but if the algae counts are extremely high, citizens may detect a difference in taste," the city said in a news release.

Wholesale customers that are impacted include Bethesda Water Supply Corp., Burleson, Crowley, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Forest Hill, Grand Prairie, Kennedale, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills and Richland Hills.

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