Sources and Fate of Taste-and-Odor Causing Compoundsin the Missouri River

Jul 10, 2019
Project Update

This research project will focus on the taste-and-odor (T&O) causing compounds experienced by four water systems that draw their source water from 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. The project will identify and summarize knowledge and information to improve the understanding of the sources and fate of taste-andodor causing compounds in the Missouri River between Gavins Point Dam, Nebraska and St. Louis, Missouri. This knowledge and information will form the foundation for an early warning monitoring system that will help water utilities that draw source water from this target region of the Missouri River predict the potential for an algal bloom, prepare for taste-and-odor challenges, and manage operations to mitigate taste-and-odor in treated drinking water. The project will also identify the necessary components of a regional communication network for watershed stakeholders to share information and data.

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