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Your Tap Water Might Smell 'Foul' and 'Musty,' But It's Totally Safe to Drink

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If your tap water smells funky, you can blame a stinky but safe algae bloom taking over our water supply.The problem is affecting taps from east Los Angeles County to Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and it might go on for a couple of weeks. Some places might be worse than others, according to CBS Los Angeles.

"Consumers, however, can be assured that the taste and odor issues they may be experiencing in their tap water do not pose any health risks," said Jim Green, Metropolitan's manager of water system operations.

Water experts are working on it and they're treating the algae bloom with copper sulfate, which is also supposed to be totally safe for you and local wildlife.

But if you're just too grossed out by the smell and taste, experts say refrigerating your water helps.