It's that time of year when Akron's city water develops an algae taste and sometimes doesn't smell good. Late summer usually brings a lot of algae to the city's reservoirs, but Jeff Bronowski, Akron's Water Supply Manager tells AkronNewsNow the problem isn't as severe this year.....
"We've received minor taste and odor complaints, minimal complaints from those residents that are most sensitive to the chemicals which release the taste and odors. And that's generally typical for this time of year, but nothing extreme," says Bronowski.
Bronowski says the very hot weather has caused other water conditions that the city has addressed
He says Akron constantly monitors water quality. " We look at taste and odor, and we look at it on a daily basis. We have a laboratory that pays attention to that fact. We work with the University of Akron on some special projects to try every day to optimize our system to remove those tastes and odors from the water."
Akron Water Supply Manager Jeff Bronowski by Larry States
Bronowski says the city is already treating the water to minimize the algae taste that is evident in water in some areas of the city. " We have the treatment process optimized for the amount of algae, and taste and odor compounds that are out in the reservoir at this time. And if it were to intensify we have other options," says Bronowski.
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