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Arizona Town Residents Complaining About Smelly Water

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File photo of a water faucet. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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KINGMAN, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Kingman officials had to flush the northwestern Arizona city’s water system due to residents complaining about horribly tasting and smelly water coming from taps.

City Water Superintendent George Sedich says the complaints started earlier this month after the city changed how it puts chlorine in the water.

The city has tested the water, and Sedich says it is clean and there’s no indication of harmful bacteria.

“The water is clear and clean, but it tastes and smells bad,” Sedich told the Daily Miner. “It’s not harmful. I’ve even been drinking it.”

The Daily Miner reports that the complaints are spotty, with some people complaining about the water and other nearby residents not reporting any problems.

Sedich says he hopes to have the problem corrected by the end of this week.

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