Even after rains, Spartanburg water still smelly

Photo of University of South Carolina Police officers rescuing a driver trapped by floodwaters on campus Thursday. (Courtesy: Jarrett Ritter)
Photo of University of South Carolina Police officers rescuing a driver trapped by floodwaters on campus Thursday. (Courtesy: Jarrett Ritter)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — It seems the recent rains have not helped with the problem of smelly water in Spartanburg.

The Herald-Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/1Myzy5L ) the smell has been in the system serving 180,000 customers in four counties for several months.

There’s nothing wrong with the water and it can be used for bathing, drinking and washing.

The smell comes from the chemical byproduct of tiny aquatic organisms that are not harmful. It’s a problem that occurs in water systems across the county, especially when it’s been hot and there hasn’t been much rain.

The CEO of Spartanburg Water, Sue Schneider, says the recent rains didn’t really help the situation. She says with the return of cooler weather, officials are hopeful the organisms will die off and the smell will go away.

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Information from: Herald-Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/

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