Broken Arrow Says Newly Treated Water On The Way To Your Home

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 6:48 am
By: News On 6

The City of Broken Arrow says newly-treated water is now on its way to homes and businesses after residents started complaining about the water's taste earlier this month.

Broken Arrow wants to make it clear that although the water may smell and taste bad, it's still safe to drink or use for baths or laundry.

In a release posted online Tuesday, Broken Arrow says staff at the water plant started increasing treatment earlier this month, because of an algae bloom on the Verdigris River, which is the city's water source.

That algae caused the water to taste bad, but they say the treated water is now slowly tasting better.

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Broken Arrow says the new water is now pumping through the water lines which are close to 700 miles long.

Officials say it could take as little as a few days, or as long as several weeks for the taste to fully go away.

Broken Arrow says it regularly tests the water for safety and it still meets state and federal safety standards.

The city says if you still have concerns about the water you can visit their Action Center online.