From the Norman Transcript:
Lake turns green
Taste, odor issues being addressed
By Tom Blakey
Although it's not yet time for Lake Thunderbird to "turn over," the warm, sunny days are causing the lake to turn green from a proliferation of alga, affecting the water's taste and odor, officials said.
"We're getting a bunch of algae in the raw water lines, before it's treated. so we're adding carbon before we filter it and adding additional chemicals," said Norman Utilities Director Ken Komiske. "A lot of tastes and odors are sneaking through, though.
"For the time being we're having to put up with that," he said. "We're constantly testing it and it's perfectly safe."
Komiske said water treatment plant workers are "treating the water more at this time for taste and odor issues."
I cannot even begin to describe how bad the tap water in Norman usually tastes, let alone how it tastes right now. Mrs. Angus and I have a home distiller and we use that to make our drinking water, but this weekend we went to a local eatery and were served a glassful of liquid ass.