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Some Iowa Quad City residents have noticed a difference in their water lately, but officials say its nothing to worry about.

Iowa American spokesperson, Lisa Reisen says the recent snow melt has led to a seasonal elevation in organics in the Mississippi River.

She says it happens every year in the spring and the fall.

"The chlorine in the disinfection process can result in the development of various taste and odors, including a stronger chlorine smell or taste in the water." 

Even with the smell of chlorine, Reisen says the water is completely safe.

"The water continues to meet all water quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Iowa Department of Natural Resources and is safe for consumption and all other uses. This is not a health issue."

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