Have you ever tasted tap water and thought it tasted a little off? Maybe it had a strange odor? This could be the result of nuisance algae in source water. Source water is water from streams, rivers, lakes, or underground aquifers that is used for drinking.
Nuisance algae is a big problem that can sneak up on you. It can be hard to notice at first, and before you know it, it’s all over the pond, lake, or stream. Taste and odor compounds are produced quickly by different algae.
Once people realize that their water tastes and smells off, it can be very hard to treat it to non-detectible levels. Source control for nuisance organisms/ algae is the best way to be efficient.
So what comes next?
How is the problem resolved? Nuisance algae may or may not be a common occurrence. Usually, it does happen regularly. Obviously, nuisance algae need to be targeted in the water systems in order for source water to be consumed.
The best way to go about this is by being proactive. Samples need to be taken to be analyzed to find out which algae need to be targeted. A routine testing and treatment are great ways to prevent nuisance algae.
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