LOS ANGELES — Just a month before Lomita, Calif. executes a plan to bring a local water supply online after a two year delay, Fitch Ratings downgraded $7.2 million in debt related to the project to A from A-plus and gave the debt a negative outlook.

City officials shut down the local water supply two years ago, almost immediately after it opened, when complaints flooded in from residents about the taste and odor of the water, said Gary Sugano, the city’s assistant city manager.

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