Some Maplewood residents have said their tap water tastes different lately. One said it tastes “extra-processed” and another described it as tasting dirty.
It looks like they are both right.
KSDK looked into it and reported that flooding, like we’ve had recently, can cause pieces of dirt and sometimes chemicals from upriver run-off to be suspended in the tap water.
Missouri American Water adds “powder activated carbon to remove any odor or taste. In addition, disinfectants are used to purify the water. The water always must meet EPA standards for clean and safe drinking water,” KSDK reported.