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MCCOMB, Ohio (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says tap water in a Hancock County village is OK to drink despite its brownish color.
 
Tests in recent weeks have shown that McComb's tap water is safe, but EPA spokeswoman Dina Pierce acknowledges the water is "obviously very unappealing."
 
The village is battling the mineral Manganese at its 15-year-old water-treatment plant and coming from its drinking water source.
 
Officials say the village is giving away free bottles of water to its customers and plans to do so every Tuesday and Thursday until the issue is fixed.
 

The brown water issue is slated for discussion at its next village council meeting.
 





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