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Pink water in Ohio [Video]

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You’ve got to watch the video to see the water.

Lake County residents may have noticed something strange about their water this weekend. Their water was pink.

The utilities department said there was a malfunction with a chemical feeder at about 8 p.m. Saturday at the water department, which led to too much Potassium Permanganate being put into the water.

Potassium Permanganate is a chemical used to remove bad taste, odors and improprieties in water.

The chemical turned the water pink for residents in a 15-block area near the plant, which is located near Lake Erie just east of Painsville, said Executive Director Rick Martin. While the pink water is not a health risk, it can stain clothes.

The Water Department is flushing hydrants and adding additional treatments to the water to clear up the discoloration. He estimated the water should be back to normal by Monday morning. He said a lot of people have called about the pink water.

Watch this story: Ohio County’s Water Turns Pink


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