Water Taste & Odor Problems- McKinney, Plano, Frisco TX
Each summer, throughout the months of July and August, lakes and other surface water supplies experience a natural event – “algae bloom”.
Algae blooms are common to surface water supplies in warm climate states like Texas. The algae blooms are responsible for the grassy, earthy taste and smell that may occur during the hot and dry season.
The blue-green algae species Nostoc and Anabaena as it reproduces, or “blooms”, releases an oily organic substance responsible for the taste and odor changes to the water during the summer months.
The algae blooms, although aesthetically undesirable to the consumer, does not alter the high quality of treated water supplies delivered to the City of McKinney by North Texas Municipal Water District.
The treated water supply remains safe with no health hazards created by algae blooms. Through daily monitoring of algae in Lake Lavon by North Texas Municipal Water District, laboratory personnel can determine the onset of an algae bloom.
When an increase in number of algae develops, additional procedures are taken to reduce the organic residue during the treatment process.