Lake turnovers may affect water taste and color in central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. KTHV - If central Arkansas water customers notice discolored or earthy tasting water coming from their taps, it may be a result of two lake turnovers in the area.

Lakes Maumelle and Winona are turning over as their top layers cool and a convection current pulls the water down to mix with the dark, cold layer at the bottom. The process results in a different taste and color.

Central Arkansas Water said in a press release that the water is monitored closely during this season and makes adjustments to "ensure the drinking water remains safe to drink and remains in compliance with federal and state regulations."

Customers with questions about this process can reach Central Arkansas Water at  501-223-1574.

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