Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The drinking water at Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley terminal is contaminated with bacteria, and particles of copper, brass and rust, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing airport e-mails.
International airlines must buy bottled water or have it transported to their planes via tanker trucks, a process which may lead to flight delays, the newspaper said.
Los Angeles World Airports and Department of Water and Power officials have been working to fix the discolored water and boost low levels of chlorine disinfectant since Nov. 19, the Times said, citing the e-mails.
Officials said the problem is confined to four new gates at the Bradley terminal, and one old one, the newspaper said.
--Editor: Andrea Snyder