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Peekskill residents disturbed by stench emitted by tap waterPosted: Updated:
Peekskill residents are expressing concern over the stench they say their tap water emits.
Mayor Frank Catalina, however, says the recent spike in temperatures combined with heavy rain has led to increased algae production, which in turn, produces the smell.
"It's something that happens every year," he said. "This year is not out of the ordinary."
News 12 is told the water isn’t harmful and that the city’s water treatment plant filters the water, using a process that removes dirt and other particles.
News 12 is told the plant is open 24 hours and monitors the water’s pH and chlorine levels as well as humidity every four hours, ensuring safe tap water.