Some residents in South St. Louis County have been complaining that their tap water has a bad smell or taste.
American Water says the problem is a seasonal one. They attribute it to the cold top layer of a lake or river sinking to the bottom while the warmer water rises--the action causes a smell or bitter taste. Company officials say the problem should be resolved this week.
In the mean time, the water is safe to drink and use.
Officials are responding to complaints that the city's tap water does not taste great.
The St. Louis Water Division posted a statement to its website that the taste is due to the growth of some matter in area rivers. Crews plans to flush the system with additional chemicals and the taste should be back to normal with a few days.
Officials stress that the water is safe to drink and meets all federal and state requirements.