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Morro Bay says drinking water is safe despite strange odor, taste

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The City of Morro Bay says algae blooms in the state water supply are causing taste and odor issues, but the city's water is safe to drink.

Morro Bay receives water from the state that originates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. City officials say the drought and high temperatures are creating good conditions for blue-green algae blooms there, which affect the water's smell and taste.

While the water has been treated and meets drinking water quality standards, the taste and odor issues remain. City officials say using a carbon filtration system, like a Brita or Pur filter, can help alleviate those issues. They also suggest chilling the water and adding lemon.

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