Water In Central EP Tastes Funky – Here’s Why
Central El Paso residents have a smelly problem. Their water smells like dirt. Residents have reported no discoloration, but it sometimes smells like lake water.
Officials with El Paso Water said the source of water for his neighborhood was recently switched from aquifers to the Rio Grande, and an algae bloom in the river is causing the earthy odor.
Residents were not told of the change in water source. El Paso Water says the water is safe and healthy to drink, and meets all drinking water standards. EP Water said customers should expect for the source of the water to change during the summer months, when water is released for farming and irrigation.
EP Water also said that they do notify customers about drinking water sources in fliers that are mailed with monthly bills, and posts the information on its website. You can find out more information about the source of your tap water by going to the El Paso Water website.