In regard to the concerns about water quality in a number of downriver communities, the Authority has conducted extensive testing of its water at its Southwest Treatment Plant and in locations where odor is being detected. Tests confirm that all regulatory water quality standards are being achieved, and that the water is safe.
At this time, we are working with our local community partners to continue to assure water of unquestionable quality, and have put into operation at our treatment plant our activated carbon system, which will assist with the taste and odor issues. We expect the taste and odor issues to be resolved within the next 12 hours. In the meantime, we continue to expand testing to determine factors that might contribute to the detected odors.
— Cheryl Porter, COO, GLWA