Is City water safe to drink?

The City’s drinking water is safe and continues to meet or exceed all federal and state water quality standards. The taste and odor that results from geosmin and MIB is a palatability issue, not a health concern. City staff will continue to monitor and test the water.

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1. What is an alglal bloom?
2. Why does the City’s drinking water have a different taste and smell?
3. What is Geosmin?
4. How is Geosmin produced?
5. Is City water safe to drink?
6. What is the City of Shreveport doing in regard to this issue?
7. How long will the taste and odor last?
8. How can the taste and odor be reduced at the tap?