City residents might notice a bit of a musty smell to their water over the coming weeks. Aquatera CEO Bernd Manz says it is a result of snow melting in the mountains and travelling down into the Wapiti River, which is the source for their water supply.
“Once spring break up occurs, and this year is a little later than normal, we get a lot of organics coming into the river. And so we will get that bit of musty smell in the water. We will also add a little extra chlorine, so that might be more noticeable now than other times of the year.”
Manz says the water is still completely safe to drink. But he suggests leaving the tap run for a little extra or let your water sit for a little while if you want to remove the extra chlorine from it.