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North Adams Water Funky But Fine
Staff Reports,
05:21PM / Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It may smell funky but the water's OK to drink.

That's the word from the corner office, which released a statement this afternoon after a number of residents called in to complain about the change in taste and an accompanying odor.

"Please know that our water is tested daily at the water treatment plant and that our water supply is certainly safe to drink," said Mayor Richard Alcombright. "With this very long stretch of hot weather, algae in the reservoirs give off nontoxic chemicals that can cause an earthy-musty taste and smell."

Alcombright said the Water Department and treatmant plant employees have begun treating the reservoirs with copper sulfate to kill

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