Carthage residents have been living with discolored and smelly water from their taps for two weeks.
City residents endured a similar occurrence last summer.
Second-Ward Alderman Gary Smith says the problem, and the culprit, are the same.
He says, “The really high temperatures and the low lake has caused the algae to be an issue in the lake. They're treating it but everything's working against us. It seems to be working itself out.”
The level of the city's lake is about eight feet below normal.