- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - Danville officials are seeking a solution to smell and odor problems with the city’s drinking water.

An algae bloom in the Dan River is the suspected cause.

The Danville Register & Bee (https://bit.ly/18UsKCR ) reports that the city’s Utility Commission discussed the problems on Monday. Commissioner Fred Shanks says customers have called him to complain about the water’s taste and smell.

Shanks says he wants the state to become more involved in finding a solution.

The water treatment plant began adding carbon in February following initial customer complaints. The plant stopped the practice last week and then resumed adding carbon after customers complained again.

Danville Utility water and wastewater treatment director Barry Dunkley told the board that more testing is needed to find the source of the algae.


Information from: Danville Register & Bee, https://www.registerbee.com

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