Rutherford County's Water Doesn't Taste Right

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Rutherford County have been working to treat an algae bloom affecting the area's water supply. They said it will take at least two weeks before the taste returns to normal.

The Daily News Journal reported the Consolidated Utilities District in Rutherford County began getting calls about the taste of the water about a week ago. General Manager William Dunnill said the problem was an algae bloom in the Stones River and Percy Priest Lake, where water throughout Rutherford County originates.

Dunnill said the water was not unsafe, but it doesn't taste very good.

He said officials have been combating the algae bloom with activated charcoal, but he added it would take about two weeks for the unsavory water to work its way out of the system.

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