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High quality H2O in Picture Butte

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Sunny South News

Picture Butte’s water quality since recent spring runoff is not an issue, according to the Town of Picture Butte’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Mike Derricott, even though it has a slight odour and different taste.

“It has a different odour and perhaps a different taste because of the quality of water that is being treated, as in there’s lots of organics and types of things that aren’t normally in the water, so going through the treatment process it has a little bit of a different odour. It’s not because it’s highly chlorinated or anything like that,” said Derricott.

Derricott said he realizes the water does have a distinct odour and he understands residents may believe the water smell is chlorine related.

“I understand why people have that reaction but it has the same level of chlorination just a little bit of a different reaction because of the spring runoff water that is more difficult to treat,” he said,

Derricott added the smell and odour will dissipate over time.

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