Springfield Public Water Taste and Odor Questions Addressed

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--City Utility communications manager Joel Alexander released information Tuesday morning about complaints of water taste and smell in some parts of Springfield.

We’ve received several calls in the past few days concerning water taste and odor issues in the northern and center portions of Springfield.

 Recent dry, warm weather conditions have led to an algae bloom in McDaniel Lake that, although completely safe to consume, has caused some taste and odor conditions in the treated water that may concern some customers. City Utilities continues to make adjustments to treat the raw water for taste and odor issues and has limited the use of McDaniel Lake until this situation has passed. Additionally, CU water crews will be flushing water in the affected portions of the system to remove the taste and odor concern.

As always – City Utilities water continues to meet, if not exceed, state and federal water quality requirements and is 100% safe for use.

For more information, visit the CU website at

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