Your Department of Water Resources plant operators and lab personnel monitor your water quality, including taste and odor, constantly on a daily basis. With recent reports of taste and odor, these efforts have increased. Our plant operators are optimizing our plants’ chemical feed systems, washing filters more often and working with our lab personnel to test at an increased frequency. Additionally, we are decreasing the amount of raw water withdrawn at Lakeside Water Treatment Facility from Lake Lanier on the south end of the county. We are increasing the withdrawl on the north end, pulling from deeper depths, and adding more Activated Carbon to reduce taste and odor-causing compounds.