La Verne

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Information regarding unusual taste and smell of drinking water

The city has received notice from MWD that an algae bloom at Silverwood Lake reservoir is causing taste and odor problems in the drinking water in La Verne as well as most of Southern California.  Blue-green algae in Silverwood Lake, will make the water taste musty and smell earthy. While treatment of the lake to counteract the effects has begun, it will take a few weeks for the taste and odor to return to normal.  It is also important for customers to be aware that the problem is only aesthetic in nature and not a threat to public health.