Important Note from North Texas Municipal Water District
NTMWD laboratory has seen an increase in the algal counts since the end of June 2010. Taste and odor changes in treated drinking water caused by blooms may be detected by your consumers who are more sensitive to these changes. The taste and odor is a palatability issue only. The palatability change that results from a naturally occurring algal bloom does not alter the quality of the water provided to the cities and the communities served by NTMWD. The water supply remains safe for use with no health risks created by these events.
Below is some useful information on why this is happening. You can also find more information on NTMWD's web site.
Please click on the links below for more information.
Summer Algal Blooms (Specific) – A general fact sheet about Summer Algal Blooms.
Taste and Odor (General) - Includes a general fact sheet about taste and odor, a summer bloom information page, and a winter bloom information page.
Ozonation – Includes brief information about ozonation benefits and the NTMWD ozonation implementation plan at the Wylie Water Treatment Plants.
Reports and Information
How Water Works: An Interactive Tour, is a virtual tour of how water is collected, treated, and used in a typical water supply system. Beginning with the reservoir and wells and continuing through a water filtration plant, into the distribution system and consumers' homes, and out through a wastewater plant. The tour provides close-up descriptions of the various components of how water works. Using pop-up screens for a close-in look and description of operations. Click here to view: "How Water Works: An Interactive Tour"- made possible by the American Water Works Association.