Riverton Water Notice
Riverton residents may currently notice an odor/taste in the drinking water. The water has been tested and the taste/odor is caused by a naturally occurring compound that occurs in surface waters called Geosmin. Geosmin produces an earthy odor/taste and is also present in certain foods such as beets, spinnach and mushrooms. Geosmin occurs naturally and is not harmful. The Town of Stellarton is currently performing a study on this issue to determine the best form of treatment. The Municipality of Pictou County will continue to test the water weekly and will continue to monitor water quality. More information on Geosmin can be found at http://www.halifaxwater.ca/my-water-has-taste-odor.