- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) - An algae bloom at a Southern California reservoir is resulting in taste and odor problems in the drinking water for some 3 million customers.

Officials say the problem at Silverwood Lake near Hesperia is aesthetic and not a public health threat.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1nzXBG6 ) that the blue-green algae bloom - the result of warmer temperatures - is causing the water to have an earthy smell and unpleasant taste.

Customers in parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties are affected.

Some agencies are telling customers to put a water bottle in the refrigerator because chilling it removes some of the bad smell and taste.

The Metropolitan Water District expects the odor and taste problems to last for two or more weeks.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com

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