Water Quality Concerns
Taste & Odor Problems
Contaminants found in drinking water may cause taste, color or odor problems. These do not necessarily indicate a change in the safety of your water. Water taste is affected by mineral content as well as the presence of chlorine. Taste and odor problems may occur in any lake for a number of reasons, such as algae growth, changes in temperature, excessive rainfall, flooding, drought or dry weather conditions.
Fix a Problem
If you experience a problem with the taste or odor of your water, let the water run for a few minutes to clear the lines or fill a pitcher and allow it to sit for several hours. For more information on the taste, odor or color of drinking water, contact us at 903-892-7258.
Cloudy water from the faucet may be caused by tiny air bubbles in the water, similar to the gas bubbles in beer and carbonated soft drinks. After a while, the bubbles rise to the top and disappear.
Usually when water looks dirty, it's due to changes in the way the water system is operating. When the flow of water changes directions in the pipes, it agitates settled materials at the bottom of the pipes. These changes can be caused by routine water main maintenance, broken fire hydrants or water main breaks. The water usually looks dirty for a short time and is drinkable once it clears.
Fix a Problem
One way to clear the dirty water out of your pipes is to run all your faucets for a few minutes. If the water is still not clear, then do the same thing again every half hour or so. The problem should go away within two to four hours. If it doesn't, call us at 903-892-7258.