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Pflugerville PD: Recreational use led to barrel in lake

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Two men were questioned about a barrel that tested negative for chemicals, which was found in Lake Pflugerville Monday.

Authorities say no charges were filed.

Concerned residents have been calling in because they thought the water tasted and looked funny.

Officials told FOX 7 Friday that the water has been tested numerous times and is safe to drink. But at the same time, they're having something called a chlorine burnout to clean the pipes.

So some residents are seeing a brown tinge to their water or some odor to it but it has nothing to do with the barrel found on Monday.

According to Pflugerville police, the barrel was apparently just a recreational project that didn't turn out right.

"They were simply taking plastic barrels to make a raft. And so they'd gone out there, floated the barrels, they attempted to put plywood on it, strap it down and it dismantled in the middle of the water on them. The barrels filled up with water and unfortunately one of them somewhat sunk. They retrieved all their other items except for that one. Like I said there was no malicious intent it's all purely recreational and they were trying to build a raft for fun..." Pflugerville PD Lt. Laura Wilkes said.

For questions about your water supply call the Public Works Department.

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