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  • arlresident07 March 27, 2013 - 12:49 am #69046 Reply

    Has anyone noticed anything unusual with this year’s temporary chlorine water treatment?  We always notice that it is different during the treatment period, but it doesn’t usually seem to smell and taste musty.  But it does this year.   Anyone else think it’s out of the norm?

    novasteve March 27, 2013 - 8:06 am #69051 Reply

    Can’t tell. I have a faucet filter for my kitchen sink and I use a chlorine filter for my shower.

    meowkitty March 27, 2013 - 8:28 am #69053 Reply

    I’ve noticed a huge change this year.  The smell is awful and actually makes me queasy.  I won’t use the water except for taking a shower, and those I have to keep very short or else my eyes will start hurting (which has never happened before).

    novasteve March 27, 2013 - 9:47 am #69063 Reply
    meowkitty March 27, 2013 - 9:54 am #69064 Reply

    That’s a good suggestion, thanks!

    novasteve March 27, 2013 - 9:58 am #69066 Reply

    I ch ange my filter about every 4 months. I actually just ordered a replacement one as it’s about time. If you own a home, you can also insert a chlorine filter at the house level, not just the shower level, but since i rent an apartment, this is a lot cheaper.

    novasteve March 27, 2013 - 10:10 am #69067 Reply

    Also if you are a BJs wholesale member, they have a $10 off instant coupon for the brita one click faucet filter. That thing is really great… There also was another $5 off manufacturer coupon for it out there than you can use both on it, but I think that one is expired, otherwise it costs $39.99.

    meowkitty March 27, 2013 - 12:08 pm #69088 Reply

    We use a Britta pitcher but even with a brand new filter it still doesn’t get the chlorine smell or taste out.  It’s a bit ridiculous.


    Thank you for the tips!

    courthound March 27, 2013 - 12:09 pm #69089 Reply

    Yes. It’s overpowering and sickening. We’ve been clearing out the shelves of those 3-gallon jugs of water at Giant.

    Sunshine March 27, 2013 - 12:48 pm #69098 Reply

    The filtered water out of my ‘fridge is coming out fine with no odor or bad taste. The shower has been burning my eyes and nose. I like the idea of a shower filter or a whole house filter. I’ll have to look into that. This year is definitely different for some reason.

    Native1 March 31, 2013 - 11:22 am #69447 Reply

    What is the best shower filter option(s)

    novasteve March 31, 2013 - 4:39 pm #69448 Reply

    re: shower filter, the culligan one in the link is fine. gets good reviews. there are more expensive, more complex ones out there too, but they seem oddly shaped. I would think if you own a home, that a home wide filter would be the best option everywhere, but since I rent, this is fine for my purposes.

    novasteve March 31, 2013 - 4:41 pm #69449 Reply

    Your fridge probably has a filter. I know my parents’ fridge has one, but you have to replace it once in a while. The brita one click faucet filter is great for kitchens. Too bad it won’t fit in bathroom sinks, that’s why a house wide thing would be better.

    SophiaC April 2, 2013 - 10:51 am #69568 Reply

    Here are some facts on chloramine: http://www.chloramine.org/chloraminefacts.htm

    Has anyone looked into the FLUORIDE levels the county pumps into the water?  I’d like to see a study on that…

    Quoth the Raven April 2, 2013 - 11:12 am #69571 Reply

    Why a flouride study?  Are you afraid your teeth are too healthy?

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