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Aberdeen water may have odd taste and smell, but it's safe to drink, city officials say

Aberdeen water may have odd taste and smell, but it's safe to drink, city officials say

If you live in the City of Aberdeen and have noticed a different taste or odor to your water, don't be alarmed. City officials say it's perfectly safe to drink and use.

The problem, which relates to the source and the weather, isn't new and typically crops up in the summer, city Public Works Director Kyle Torster said, while acknowledging they have received complaints.

"We want to assure people the water is safe to drink," Torster said, after he brought up the subject at Monday's meeting of the mayor and city council. "We usually get it in the middle of August when the surface water reaches 80 degrees. It's more noticeable, if the water sits in your...

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