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Water quality complaints in Georgetown

Posted at 6:41 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 18:41:01-04

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Mayor of Georgetown tells LEX 18's Mike Valente that the ongoing drought has raised serious questions about future plans pertaining to the city's water supply.

His office has received calls from people complaining about an odd odor and taste in their water. Local officials say that the strange taste is not cause for concern.

They say that the water is safe to cook with, drink, and bathe yourself with.

Mayor Tom Prather says that the reasons for the change in water are extended days of high temperatures and low water flow of the Kentucky River. The river needs to move again, so the water isn't stagnant, but for that to happen, we need an extended period of rainfall, something we haven't had in more than 20 days.