Is the quality of my water affected?
While the taste and odor can be unpleasant, Geosmin and MIB are not toxic or harmful. The water remains safe to drink. On-going testing will be conducted to ensure safe drinking water. Current testing continues to show an absence of harmful bacteria and other pathogens in the water.

Show All Answers

1. What is causing the taste and odor experienced by some Upcountry Maui County Department of Water Supply (DWS) customers?
2. Is the quality of my water affected?
3. How do I know that my water is still safe to drink?
4. What is causing the increase in the levels of Geosmin and MIB?
5. Where is the odor and taste occurring?
6. How long will the taste and odor last?
7. Does Geosmin occur elsewhere?
8. Will Geosmin or MIB negatively impact aquariums?
9. Will Geosmin or MIB affect kidney dialysis or other health issues, such as incisions from recent surgeries?