Will Geosmin or MIB negatively impact aquariums?
Geosmin and MIB may be absorbed by fish and produce an off-taste or odor. However, it is not toxic to fish or other aquatic life. Aquarium owners can filter their water through an activated carbon filter, ozone or UV system to reduce the Geosmin and MIB levels further if this is a concern.

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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?