- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Great Lakes Water Authority says drinking water is safe in suburban Detroit communities where some residents have complained about the water’s taste and odor.

The authority issued an update Monday on testing, saying water meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act standards. Testing has been increased at the Southwest Water Treatment Facility, which serves the affected area.

The authority says cloudiness or haziness of water drawn for the area is associated with the complaints, which have been reported this month in communities including Allen Park, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Lincoln Park and Taylor. Tests also have come back negative for bacteria or volatile organic chemicals.

The water also is being treated to mitigate taste and odor issues. The authority says anyone with concerns should contact local officials.

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