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Aug 10, 2014 11:41 PM by Connie Tran, KSBY News

Some Central Coast cities may experience musty, earthy taste and odor in drinking water

Some customers of the Central Coast Water Authority may notice an unusual smell and taste from their water this week, according to the San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works.

Officials said in a press release that they have detected compounds in the potable water that can give off a musty, earthy taste and odor. Officials add that they've detected MIB (2-methylisoborneol) and Geosmin and both compounds are not regulated in healthy drinking water.

Customers in Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Oceano, Avila Beach, Avila Valley, and Cuesta College may be affected.

CCWA said it will increase testing and provide treatment until the compounds drop to an acceptable level in the water source.

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