Canby Utility is testing for any harmful Algae Bloom toxins on a weekly basis. The testing will continue throughout the summer months when algae could potentially contain toxins. Test results will be posted weekly for your review.
Canby Utility (CU) is actively working on the taste and odor issues with our drinking water. The taste and odor is attributed to Algae Bloom compounds Geosmin and 2-Methylisborneol (MIB), that have been detected in our post treatment water. The occurrence usually shows up when we have long periods of warm days and low river flows; typically late summer. Please note that the algae bloom Geosmin and MIB are not toxic and will not make consumers sick. CU drinking water has been tested after identifying these compounds and it has been determined safe to drink. CU will continue to test the water weekly to ensure we are providing safe drinking water to our customers. Some customers have reported that activated carbon filter systems such as Brita, PUR, and Culligan products have helped with the taste and odor. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 503-266-1156