FRANKLIN, Tenn.- The recent
heat has residents of Franklin facing a familiar water problem.
In the past few weeks there
has been an increase in blue-green algae blooms in the water. Officials say that's
what is creating the foul odor in the water.
City leaders are investigating the problem, but they are assuring people
the water is safe to drink. They are also looking to improve the city's water
Last year Franklin endured
the same problem. Last July, a half dozen Franklin city leaders gathered
around a table and several computers to answer questions about foul-tasting
water. They created a Facebook forum after dozens of people inquired
about the water. City administrators declared the water was safe to drink then
At a public meeting next
week, they'll talk about all these issues. The meeting will be Monday, at 6:00 p.m.
at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park Club House.
Franklin gets its water
supply from the Harpeth River.