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Shawnee officials: Water is safe to drink despite odor, taste

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Water from a faucet

Water from a faucet

SHAWNEE, Okla. – According to city officials, residents in Shawnee have been concerned about what is coming out of the faucets in their homes.

The most common complaint they have received is about the taste and odor of the water coming from the tap.

The problems stem from the source water, and they say it is very difficult to get rid of the smell and taste.

According to the city’s website, crews are trying to get approval from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to rehabilitate the filters at the water treatment plant.

They say they are hoping to change the filters from sand to granular activated carbon, which absorbs the taste and odor.

However, throughout the process, they say the water has been treated and is safe to drink.