During hot weather, Hodgenville City Hall fields numerous complaints about a bad taste or smell from residents’ tap water.
The culprit is algae blooms which give off a gas that is repugnant to taste buds, said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse. When chlorine is added to the water supply to purify it, the algae emits a musty smell.
Since chemicals do not seem to be improving the problem, the Mayor sought a “green” solution to reduce the algae.
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