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Residents experience foul tap water odor

October 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Customers of the Department of Water and Power (DWP) in Pacific Palisades are experiencing some strange smelling tap water.But DWP officials say there is no reason to worry. They say the odors are a result of a recent algal bloom in the Santa Ynez reservoir.

The reservoir was already scheduled to be removed from service in November to prepare for the installation of a permanent floating cover.

Officials say that covering the reservoir is going to protect water quality and prevent future algal blooms.