Reservoir where body was found treated with extra chlorine

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say that a reservoir where a body was found has been taken out of service temporarily and treated with extra chlorine.

DC Water spokeswoman Pamela Mooring tells the Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2cArTgr) that the McMillan Reservoir, where the body was found Saturday, stores untreated water which goes through purification before it is distributed to water customers.

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The utility's source was switched from McMillan to the Dalecarlia treatment plant while the water in McMillan was treated with extra chlorine.

Police had said that the body was first seen around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived, they found it to be submerged.

The body, which was that of a black male, was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy. Police say there were no obvious signs of trauma.

The deceased man hasn't yet been named.

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