Break out a new Brita filter, folks. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has received several complaints about the taste and odor of their tap water. It seems, according to SFPUC, an algae bloom in one of their reservoirs is to blame. But fret not, worrywart. Neither the taste nor rank-ass odor poses a health hazard. "Customers can remove taste and odor by using carbon and reverse osmosis filters, and refrigeration of tap water should reduce taste and odor."
According to SFPUC: "The taste and odor event was caused by an algae bloom in a source water reservoir. Algae blooms are common naturally occurring phenomena especially during the warmer weather we recently experienced. Although, our treatment plant removes the algae particles, the algae produce compounds that impart temporary taste and odor to the drinking water."
Now you know.