'No health hazard': Lewisville water could taste odd through mid-October but remains safe to drink, city says

The project is only expected to affect the water's taste and smell, the city said. It will remain safe to drink. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The project is only expected to affect the water's taste and smell, the city said. It will remain safe to drink. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The project is only expected to affect the water's taste and smell, the city said. It will remain safe to drink. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Drinking water in Lewisville may acquire an odd taste but should be safe to consume over the next few weeks, the city said.

The reason for the difference in taste and smell is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project that will last through mid-October, the city said in a message to residents. The project involves moving water transmission lines to a city of Lewisville treatment facility.


The relocation project is being described as temporary. The water treatment plant will not be able to use a “powder-activated carbon” over the course of the project, which is what is expected to cause the change in the water’s taste and smell, the city said.

“The potential taste and odor issues are aesthetic only and pose no health hazard,” the city said in the message to residents.

The taste issues are expected to be resolved by Oct. 9, the city said.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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