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L-EWA addresses water quality issues
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The Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority (L-EWA) Board of Directors tackled water quality concerns Thursday as it discussed ways to alleviate an ongoing taste and odor issue for local tap users. L-EWA General Manager Mike Hancock explained that two chemicals, 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin, were altering the water quality, but noted they weren’t harmful and that the water is still safe to drink. “The chemicals are the byproducts of the death of blue-green algae, which is known to be in surface water.

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