(St. Louis County) KSDK-- If you live in south St. Louis County and think your water tastes strange, it's not your imagination.
People started noticing the water tasted odd on Thanksgiving.
Missouri American Water spokesperson Ann Dettmer says recent rain caused sediment to wash into the Meramec River. Missouri American is altering the treatment process and flushing hydrants to correct the problem.
Dettmer says customers may notice that the hydrant flushing causes some changes in the color of their water. Just running the tap for a few minutes generally clears the discoloration.
The issue should be resolved either Sunday night or Monday. Meantime, Dettmer says tests confirm the water continues to meet all federal and state quality standards, meaning it's safe to drink.
Specific areas affected include Fenton, Sunset Hills, Sappington, Mehlville, Oakville, Crestwood, Affton, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves and some portions of unincorporated St. Louis County.