FRANKLIN, Tenn.- Many Franklin residents may have noticed a foul odor, coming out of their faucets.
"The water it smells dirty, it tastes dirty. Your body smells after bathing in it. The clothes smell after being washed in it," said Steven McClain, a Franklin resident.
On Monday, Franklin city leaders held an information session with residents, to hear their concerns. Officials said when that when temperatures rise, it causes a chemical reaction that increases in blue-green algae blooms in the water, causing the water to stink. They say, though it's not pleasant to smell, it's completely safe to drink.
"The water is safe to drink," said Eric Stucky, Franklin City Administrator.
Franklin gets its water supply from the Harpeth River.
One resident at the meeting said the water smelled so bad their dog wouldn't drink it.
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 as well.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:42:42 GMT
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