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Anderson water system says discolored water should improve soon

Posted: Updated: June 30, 2014 12:09 PM
Anderson Regional Joint Water System's treatment plant. (File/FOX Carolina) Anderson Regional Joint Water System's treatment plant. (File/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson Regional Joint Water System said their water is safe to consume and the discoloring, taste and odor should improve soon.

Many customers have complained about atypical water coming through their pipes, which the system said was attributed to a seasonal algae buildup from Lake Hartwell. The system said despite altered smell and taste, the water is safe.

Then on Wednesday, a boil water advisory was issued due to a ruptured pump, which officials said was unrelated to the algae issue.

Water service was restored and the advisory was lifted on Friday, but some are experiencing increased cloudy or muddy water, according to water system officials.

ARJWS said that is because as water refilled tanks and pipelines following the outage, some sediment that is always in the system rose.

To improve the water clarity, they are flushing the system and expect it to be noticeably improved by Tuesday, according to the ARJWS.

Additionally, ARJWS said they recently installed anew feed system to help improve water quality, decreasing objectionable tastes and odors.

The water system said all water samples tested are showing that the water is free from contamination and meets all primary standards for health and safety.

Full press release issued by ARJWS on Monday

Anderson Regional Joint Water System continues to recover from the service interruption of June 25-26. All water samples drawn and tested confirm that water delivered is free from contamination and meets all primary standards for health and safety. Portions of the System are experiencing some increased turbidity and increased color in the water. This discoloration is expected as the refill of the water system resulted in sediments that are always present in water systems storage tanks and pipelines being resuspended.

Water produced by the treatment plant and pumped into the distribution system does not exhibit any discoloration. Anderson Regional Water and its member agencies are conducting an extensive flushing program to help remove any discolored water from the System. As the water containing suspended material is flushed, water clarity should return to normal. We would anticipate noticeable improvement in water clarity with the next day.

The recently installed PAC feed system has resulted in improved water quality with a noticeable decrease in objectionable tastes and odors. Anderson Regional Water remains committed to providing safe affordable water to our community. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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