Over the past few weeks, Bridgestone MUD has been forced to switch between surface water and groundwater due to events out of our control. There can be a slight taste and odor, and possibly discoloration for a short period when the system switches between the two. This does not compromise the safety of the water. Bridgestone MUD operators test the water daily and an independent laboratory conducts tests monthly.
In addition to the change between surface and groundwater, odor and taste can be affected by Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Blue-green algae bloom in surface water locations such as Lake Houston. The presence of sufficient nutrients, warm temperatures, and high levels of sunlight, together with calm waters, provide optimal growing conditions for blue-green algae. Excessive growth, called an algal bloom, generally occurs during summer and autumn, however, blooms can happen at any time.
Thank you for your understanding during this time.