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East Bay MUD Switching Its Water Source Due to Drought

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    Tap water in the East Bay might start to taste weird and smell weird, and you can blame it on the drought. Stephanie Chuang reports. (Published Monday, May 11, 2015)

    Tap water in the East Bay might start to taste weird and smell weird, and you can blame it on the drought.

    Starting Sunday, East Bay Municipal Utility District is switching its water source because the Pardee Reservoir is low. And the federal government requires a lot of what's left to be reserved for the salmon.

    East Bay MUD will instead grab water from farther up the reservoir. And that water has an earthy taste and a fishy smell.

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