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City: Light brown water in Lawton safe to drink

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LAWTON, Okla._ Water customers in downtown and east Lawton may have noticed a light brown tint to their water over the past week, but Public Works officials are saying there's no reason to worry.

While the water looks concerning, official say it is 100 percent safe to drink. The problem happens every August when high levels of algae make their way into the water supply from the area's lakes.

Last year, the brownish tint to the water last about 10 days. It could be a few weeks before the water is back to normal.

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