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Poway is assuring residents that its water is safe to drink, despite a disturbing taste and odor noticed by city residents.

A June 6 release from the city traces the funk to an algae bloom in Lake Skinner, a reservoir northeast of Murrieta where the San Diego County Water Authority receives water and pipes it to Poway.

The amount of water taken from the Authority has been reduced and is being blended with a higher-than-usual concentration of water sourced locally from Lake Poway, and is receiving “enhanced treatment” at the Lester J. Berglund Water Treatment Plant, which authorities hope will cure the problem within two weeks.

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Visduh June 7, 2013 @ 7:22 p.m.

Oddly enough, I hear/read no reports of other water users in No County complaining about their water quality. Poway is not unique in getting much of its water from Lake Skinner. I've noticed no such problems with the water coming into my home. The residents who moved to Poway to enjoy their "city in the country" should be up in arms. For this you paid Poway prices to have a home there? And they are now telling you this stinky water may persist for two more weeks? If I lived in Poway, I'd think seriously about a demonstration at the next relevant council meeting demanding someone be fired. That's because someone isn't doing his/her job, or the city cannot even deliver decent water.


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