Thursday, August 21, 2014

Water Main Repairs
None Scheduled
   
Service Line Repair
Town of Harrison Thu Aug 21: A service connection
installation will cause water service
interruptions during the day on Thursday
on Lincoln Av from Jefferson to Grant.
   
Hydrant Repair
None Scheduled
   
Hydrant Flushing
None Scheduled
   
System-Wide WJWW has received several inquiries
regarding a transient metallic taste and
slight odor to the tap water in our
area. The water source for the WJWW
system is the NYC water supply. For
your information, please see the service
advisory issued by NYCDEP below:

Service Advisory – Metallic Tasting
Water

DEP has received reports from
individual consumers of metallic tasting
water. We believe this is caused by the
natural growth and biological
degradation of certain algae in at least
one of our reservoirs and is related to
complaints we received earlier last
month. The return of the metallic
tasting water is likely due to temporary
operational changes DEP is making at
some of our upstate reservoirs. The
taste and odor issues caused by algae
are not uncommon to water utilities
nationwide; however in the NYC system
our source water protection programs
have significantly reduced the frequency
of algae related impacts on the water
supply system over the last decade.

We have done extensive testing and
investigation of both our source waters
in our upstate watersheds and in the
City’s distribution system and the water
is safe to drink. We are working to
address this issue as quickly as
possible and expect conditions to
improve during the next week as we make
additional operational adjustments.

What Causes Metallic Tasting Water?

Metallic tasting water can be caused
by the natural growth and biological
degradation of certain algae.

Is It Safe To Drink?

Yes, metallic tasting water is safe to
drink. Taste and odor issues caused by
algae are not uncommon to water
utilities nationwide.

   
Fire Flow Test
None Scheduled