DICKINSON (AP) - Residents of Dickinson are griping about funny-tasting water coming from their taps, but officials say it's OK to drink it.
The city gets its water through a pipeline that's connected to Lake Sakakawea. Mary Massad is the pipeline authority's manager, and she says seasonal changes at the lake are causing the problem. Massad expects it will go away soon.
She tells The Dickinson Press the water is safe to drink, and it exceeds state and federal quality standards.
The manager of the West River Community Center in Dickinson says he and center visitors have noticed an "earthy-type" smell and taste to the water.