NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Bad tasting water is pretty much an annual occurrence, but the complaints still surface, just like the organic materials that give water the earthy taste.
Nacogdoches City Engineer Steve Bartlett confirmed the warm temperatures, spring winds, and frequent rains have caused Lake Nacogdoches to “turn over.” That's when algae and other raw materials passes through the intake at the treatment plant.
Now, it doesn't harm the water and it's perfectly safe to drink.
City crews began "extra filtering" and treatment procedures about 10 days ago.
That should reduce the taste and odor problems over the next couple of weeks.
A reminder, Bartlett said there are millions of gallons of water circulating through the system.