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Published March 20, 2013, 05:19 PM

Area lakes giving Fargo water a different taste

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - If you've noticed a funny taste in Fargo's water over the last few weeks, you're not alone.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - If you've noticed a funny taste in Fargo's water over the last few weeks, you're not alone.

About two dozen people have called the city water treatment plant asking about the off-tasting H2O. Lake Traverse has released water into the Red River, where Fargo gets its water supply.

Meanwhile, Fargo's backup water supply, the Sheyenne, also has water coming in from Devil's Lake, due to flooding concerns. The two lakes have higher content of minerals, like salt, than the rivers.

Ron Hendricksen, Plant Supreintendent: "They're both high in dissolved solids. So, we're trying to blend them. We're blending. We're doing a blend of both of them to minimize the impact as much as we can."

The minerals in the water are not a health concern.

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