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Rain To Blame For Smelly, Bad-Tasting Water In Anderson

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A water tank at Anderson's water system A water tank at Anderson's water system

Neighbors in Anderson County complaining about bad tasting and bad smelling tap water have this summer's rain to blame.

Managers at Anderson Regional Joint Water System said the rain, flooding and runoff have altered the organic compounds entering the water supply.

They are working with state health workers to sample the water supply, but they insist the water is safe.

"I've tasted some dirt in the water," homeowner Beth Brown said.

Lake Hartwell serves as the main water source. The lake reached such high levels that the damn had to be opened for the first time in many years.

The water system said much of the bad smelling organic matter is already settling out of the pipes. Customers should see it recede in a couple of weeks.

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