Late last week, there was an algae bloom in reservoir in Riverside where water destined for San Diego County is stored, said Mike Lee, a spokesman for the San Diego County Water Authority. The algae bloom gave the water a “musty taste and odor,” Lee said, but it is perfectly safe to drink.
All of the affected water is believed to have washed through the county’s water system, but some customers may detect a residual taste or odor, Lee said.
There are “no health or safety issues” with consuming the water, Lee emphasized. The taste and smell in the water are expected to dissipate by the end of the week, he said.