Some Cleveland-area customers experiencing pink tap water

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland says pink water may come of the faucets for customers in the downtown and near west area today — but it’s safe to drink.

According to a release from the City of Cleveland Water Department, workers were conducting routine maintenance activities at the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant Friday.

During the activities, potassium permanganate crystals were flushed into the plant’s raw water at a higher concentration than normally used to aid in removing tastes and odors.

As a result, water plant operators say there is a slight pink color to the treated water leaving the plant.

No boil alert is in effect, and the department says the water is safe to drink.

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