What is the City doing to improve water taste and odor?

The City has a number of efforts underway to improve the quality and consistency of drinking water.  A first step is to increase our communications around source water changes so that customers can be confident that water is safe to drink.  Modifications to the water treatment process are currently underway that are anticipated to improve efficiency in addressing impacts of summer algae blooms and should be completed in the next few weeks.  The City is participating in several regional water projects that will both increase overall reservoir capacity, but also provide water from high mountain storage that is less susceptible to seasonal variability.  The City also anticipates the need to build a second water treatment facility in the near future to address capacity limitations.  This will provide an opportunity to explore new treatment technology and increase operational flexibility.

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1. How is the City of Lafayette’s drinking water treated?
2. Why does my water taste/smell like chlorine?
3. Why does my water smell musty, fishy or earthy?
4. Why is my water rusty brown/orange?
5. Why is my water white or cloudy?
6. Why is there pink/black mildew in my shower/sink/toilet?
7. My water tastes different. Is there something wrong with the water system? Is the water safe to drink?
8. Why don’t other communities have this problem?
9. Why does it taste/smell bad only when I run the hot water?
10. Should I buy a home water filter?
11. What is the City doing to improve water taste and odor?
12. I’m still concerned, will the City test my water?