Bakersfield: Possible taste/odor change, water safe

Some Cal Water customers may temporarily experience a different taste and odor to their water, due to rising temperatures and algae in the Kern River, from which we obtain water. Please be assured that we treat the water to make it safe to use and drink, and monitor the water rigorously to confirm that it continues to meet all federal and state water quality standards set to protect public health.

While unpleasant, please also be assured that the taste and odor are aesthetic issues only. In the meantime, if you experience any taste or odor issues, you can refrigerate an open pitcher of water, which will help the taste or odor dissipate faster. If it does not clear or you have any concerns, please Contact Us.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.