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If you've noticed a strange smell or taste to your tap water lately, you're not crazy.
Algae has been thriving the Bushy Park Reservoir, the source for most of the Charleston Water System's supply. The recent rise in temperature is the culprit for the increase in algae.
Don't fret, a little of this algae never hurt anyone, and according to the Charleston Water System, is completely harmless. Charleston Water System is treating their water accordingly with activated carbon treatment.
The Post and Courier has the story.