Residents of Mesa may notice a slight change in the odor and taste of their water for the next few weeks, according to the city's water resource department.
City officials say the change is caused by a byproduct of seasonal algae that is called Geosmin.
At low concentrations, Geosmin causes a musty or soil-like odor and taste in the water.
City officials advise that Geosmin is not harmful and the water is safe to drink and use.
The city's Brown Road Water Treatment Plant is using carbon treatment to reduce Geosmin in the water distribution system, according to officials.
For more information on water quality, click here to view the city's Consumer Confidence Report.
City officials say Mesa's water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water standards.