What causes occasional taste and odor changes in Maui water?
All water has its own unique taste and odor characteristics. Maui, like many other water suppliers, occasionally experiences taste and odor changes. Based on the different minerals found in minute quantities in certain aquifers, the taste of the water may vary. Taste and odor problems can also come from new or old pipelines, plumbing fixtures, or changes in water quality. Customers may notice changes during severe storms with heavy rain, when reservoir water levels are low, or during temperature changes and hot weather. These changes do not affect the safety of the water. Flushing the water can solve this problem. As a general practice, water should be flushed in the morning or when not used for 6 to 8 hours.

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1. Where does Maui water come from?
2. Is Maui County's drinking water really safe?
3. What causes occasional taste and odor changes in Maui water?
4. Why is chlorine added to the water?
5. Why does my water look milky sometimes?
6. Do I have hard or soft water?
7. What is the pH of my water?
8. How much water does an average residential customer use in a month?
9. Why do we have droughts Upcountry?
10. Where can I get more information about lead in Upcountry residential plumbing and what is the DWS doing about it?
11. I live in Upper Kula. What are chloramines and how can they affect me?
12. I recall receiving notices about the water quality in Upcountry Maui, but I haven't seen one in a long time. What happened to those notices?
13. How do I find out information about wastewater reuse/reclamation (recycled water)?
14. How do I find out more information about wastewater?