Project #4683

Sources and Fate of Taste and Odor Causing Compounds in the Missouri River

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Ms. Jennifer I Warner
Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC
Utility Management
Source Water Protection
Taste & Odor


This project gathered knowledge on the taste- and odor (T&O)-causing compounds found in four water systems on the lower Missouri River (St. Louis Department of Public Utilities; Missouri American Water; City of Kansas City, MO Water Services; and Water District #1 of Johnson County, Kansas). An early warning monitoring system was developed to help utilities drawing source water from this region to predict the potential for an algal bloom, prepare for T&O challenges, and manage operations to mitigate these challenges. The project also identified the necessary components of a regional communication network for watershed stakeholders to share information and data. Tailored Collaboration Partners: Water District #1 of Johnson County, Kansas City Water Services Dept., Saint Louis Water Division, Missouri-American Water Company. Published in 2019.