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Test results due back on water for northern Beaufort Co.

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Some water testing results are due out Tuesday in the Lowcountry. 

The Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority's first round of comprehensive testing detected a chemical coming from winter algae in a water sample from the Chelsea Reservoir. 

BJWSA has taken the reservoir offline and have sent 15 additional water quality samples off for testing to see if the taste and odor have improved.

About 60,000 people in northern Beaufort County are still dealing with taste and odor issues coming from their water.

Despite the issues, officials say the water is still safe to drink.

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