South Padre Island Water Safe to Drink
POSTED: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 10:16am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 6:58pm
The drinking water on South Padre Island may have a slight change in odor and taste, but city officials say it is safe to drink.
The Laguna Madre Water District is currently experiencing algae in the holding tanks that supply water to the island. They say algae presence is common during this time of the year because of the hot weather. The water is being treated with chemicals to help reduce the odor and the Fire Department is flushing fire hydrants to cycle out some of the water that was exposed to the algae.