A Franklin woman says she's forced to give her dog Autumn bottled water because the yellow lab refuses to drink the city's water because of its foul smell.
Georgie Daniel told Nashville's News 2 she and her family are also reluctant to drink the water even though the city says it's safe.
"When your clothes stink and you can't wash your dishes in the dishwasher and your dog won't drink your water, there's something wrong," Daniel said. "It may be safe to drink, but nobody wants to drink it."
"It's frustrating that we're paying for a product that we can't use," she added
Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey told Nashville's News 2 the city is aware of the issue. He said the foul smell water is because warmer temperatures cause algae to bloom in the city's reservoir.
"We understand the frustration they're feeling," Stuckey said. "The water is safe, but it is frustrating for folks to have that taste and odor that is not as pleasant as our normal water is."
In an attempt to rid the water of the smell, the city has installed a water circulation system and has covered standing water at the plant.
Daniel, however, says the city's water system needs more than a quick fix.
"They have this problem every single summer," she said. "Our water is something we use every single day."
Stuckey said the city is working to improve the problem.
"We want to make it the best product we can for our citizens, human and four-legged as well," he said.
The smelly water problem is primarily affecting residents on the south side of Franklin.
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