What causes "musty" taste and odor in the drinking water?
The earthy, musty taste and odor of the drinking water is the result of compounds produced by blue-green algae and other vegetation found in Lake Michigan. Tastes and odors may be more noticeable when the lake water gets warmer. Refrigerating the water will minimize the taste and odors. The present of taste and odors does not affect the safety of the drinking water.

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1. Are there any watering restrictions?
2. Public Works dug up my parkway for a water / sewer repair, who's responsible to fix it?
3. What are some ways that I can conserve water?
4. What causes "musty" taste and odor in the drinking water?
5. What do I do if my garbage / yard waste was not picked up?
6. What if my water has a strong chlorine smell?
7. What is the Public Works Department's fax number?
8. What is the Public Works Department's telephone number?
9. What should I do in case of a Public Works emergency?
10. Who do I call if my sewer is backing up?
11. Who do I contact for questions about my water bill?
12. Who do I notify if a street light is out?
13. Who is responsible for maintenance of the parkway?
14. Who maintains the parkway trees?
15. Why am I experiencing unusually low water pressure?
16. Why is the water sometimes cloudy?