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Danville water issues prompt state study of Dan River

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DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - The state plans to survey the Dan River to find the cause of smell and odor problems with Danville's drinking water.

City officials asked the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to do the survey after complaints about the water resumed earlier this month. Customers complained that the water had a musty, earthy smell and taste.

The city received similar complaints in February. The suspected cause is an algae bloom that has since passed the city.

Danville water and wastewater treatment manager Alan Johnson says that bringing in the DEQ is a way to ensure that the problem is solved.

Johnson says the water is safe to drink. Carbon is being added to remove the foul odor and taste.

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