Tempe residents complain of smelly water; officials say algae is to blame

KNXVPublished: September 27, 2017
Published: September 27, 2017

Algae is to blame for "earthy" and "musty" water in Tempe, according to city officials. Every year, blue-green algae secretes Methylisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin into Arizona's water reservoir system, according to Tempe Environmental Services Manager David McNeil.

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