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Officials: Water In Hurst May Taste Funny, But It's Safe To Drink

July 12, 2018 - 5:09 am

HURST (1080 KRLD) - The water may taste funny, but it's safe to drink according to Hurst officials. 

The Hurst Department of Public Works says in an effort to keep costs down, the city is pumping water from six wells and mixing it with water that it purchased from Fort Worth.

The Star-Telegram reports that Hurst is replacing a pump motor on its largest well; and in order to meet state and federal safety guidelines, the water will need to be chlorinated. That's leading to the water having a taste that some people aren't used to.

The city says the water is still safe to drink and that things should be back to normal by early next week.