- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Water customers across the Peninsula have been complaining this week that their tap water has been both smelling and tasting bad.

News outlets report that Newport News Waterworks posted a message online Tuesday telling customers that they are working to address the issue by making some changes to their treatment approach. They also assured residents that the water has been tested and meets state regulations.

Water officials believe that the recent hot weather has caused an increase in the algae count in the water.

Waterworks received 25 complaints Monday and Tuesday from customers in Newport News and York and James City counties. The water provider also serves Hampton and Poquoson.

Waterworks spokeswoman Karen Levy told the Daily Press (https://bit.ly/2awWvKy ) on Tuesday that the issue should be resolved within five days.

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