City says tap water is still safe for drinking

2019-02-28 06:01

Residents can be assured that the earthy tasting water experienced in some areas is still safe to drink.

The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking.

This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps.

“The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement. “It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather, and even minute concentrations of a few parts per trillion can be detected by the human palate.

Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam.

Residents can be assured that the earthy tasting water experienced in some areas is still safe to drink.

The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking. This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps. In a statement, the City assured residents that the water was safe for consumption and compliant with SANS241 standards.

“The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement.

“It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot and the scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather, and even minute concentrations of a few parts per trillion can be detected by the human palate.

“The City advises residents that Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam. This is affecting the taste and smell of the water supplied from the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to the central and south-eastern parts of Cape Town.”

The City is currently dosing powdered activated carbon during the water treatment process to reduce the effect of the geosmin.

Residents can be assured that the earthy tasting water experienced in some areas is still safe to drink.

The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking. This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps.

In a statement, the City assured residents that the water was safe for consumption and compliant with SANS241 standards.

“The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement.

“It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot and the scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather, and even minute concentrations of a few parts per trillion can be detected by the human palate.The City advises residents that Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam. This is affecting the taste and smell of the water supplied from the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to the central and south-eastern parts of Cape Town.”

The City is currently dosing powdered activated carbon during the water treatment process to reduce the effect of the geosmin.

Residents can be assured that the earthy tasting water experienced in some areas is still safe to drink.

The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking. This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps.

In a statement, the City assured residents that the water was safe for consumption and compliant with SANS241 standards.

“The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement.

“It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot and the scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather, and even minute concentrations of a few parts per trillion can be detected by the human palate.

“The City advises residents that Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam. This is affecting the taste and smell of the water supplied from the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to the central and south-eastern parts of Cape Town.”

The City is currently dosing powdered activated carbon during the water treatment process to reduce the effect of the geosmin.

Residents can be assured that the earthy tasting water experienced in some areas is still safe to drink.

The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking. This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps.

In a statement, the City assured residents that the water was safe for consumption and compliant with SANS241 standards. “The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement. “It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot and the scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather, and even minute concentrations of a few parts per trillion can be detected by the human palate.”

The City advises residents that Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam. This is affecting the taste and smell of the water supplied from the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to the central and south-eastern parts of Cape Town. The City is currently dosing powdered activated carbon during the water treatment process to reduce the effect of the geosmin.

The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking.

This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps. In a statement, the City assured residents that the water was safe for consumption and compliant with SANS241 standards. “The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement.

“It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot and the scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather, and even minute concentrations of a few parts per trillion can be detected by the human palate.“The City advises residents that Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam. This is affecting the taste and smell of the water supplied from the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to the central and south-eastern parts of Cape Town.”

The City is currently dosing powdered activated carbon during the water treatment process to reduce the effect of the geosmin.

Residents can be assured that the earthy tasting water experienced in some areas is still safe to drink.

The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking. This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps.

In a statement, the City assured residents that the water was safe for consumption and compliant with SANS241 standards. “The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement.

“It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot and the scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather, and even minute concentrations of a few parts per trillion can be detected by the human palate.

“The City advises residents that Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam. This is affecting the taste and smell of the water supplied from the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to the central and south-eastern parts of Cape Town.”

The City is currently dosing powdered activated carbon during the water treatment process to reduce the effect of the geosmin.

Residents can be assured that the earthy tasting water experienced in some areas is still safe to drink.The City of Cape Town has moved swiftly to dispel recent rumours that the tap water was unsafe for drinking. This follows reports that residents in some parts of the City had experienced earthy tasting water to their taps.

In a statement, the City assured residents that the water was safe for consumption and compliant with SANS241 standards. “The change in taste is due to the presence of geosmin in the raw water supply,” read the statement. “It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. It is a naturally occurring organic compound and is responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot and the scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell. The compound is sometimes present in water, particularly during periods of hot weather.”

“The City advises residents that Cape Town is currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the raw water supply from the Theewaterskloof Dam. This is affecting the taste and smell of the water supplied from the Blackheath Water Treatment Plant to the central and south-eastern parts of Cape Town.”

The City is currently dosing powdered activated carbon during the water treatment process to reduce the effect of the geosmin. However, it may take some time for the taste and smell of the water to normalise.”

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