How long will the taste and odor last?

The algae bloom is a seasonal event. Since geosmin and MIB are naturally occurring, they will diminish in the water supply with time and weather changes. The temporary change is anticipated to last 5 to 7 days but could last longer depending on surface water temperatures and the weather.

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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?