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Hannibal now dealing with earthy water taste


Quincy isn't the only community dealing with dirty tasting water. Hannibal is now trying to fix the same problem.

The Hannibal Board of Public Works says, like other water treatment plants along the Mississippi River, the taste is attributed to problems with algae growth due to low river levels.

Hannibal is adjusting chemical amounts to get rid of the earthy taste, which should be gone in a few days.

Officials say testing confirms the water is safe to drink.

The Board of Public Works continues to work with other water treatment plants facing the same issue.

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