- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Great Lakes Water Authority says the sulfurous tastes and odors in suburban Detroit water that prompted complaints was caused by a spike in particulates associated with normal cleaning of its settling basins.

The authority issued a statement Wednesday saying it has resolved the problem at its Southwest Water Treatment Facility that provides water to downriver communities.

It says that once staff determined Jan. 12 that the problem was caused by cleaning the basins, that work stopped and it treated the water to alleviate the taste and odor issues. That caused complaints to drop off.

The authority also began flushing the affected water from its system.

It says the problem created no health or safety concerns.

Complaints came from communities including Allen Park, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Lincoln Park and Taylor.

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