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?
Can’t tell. I have a faucet filter for my kitchen sink and I use a chlorine filter for my shower.
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).
I have one of these. Not necessarily because of the yearly event, but its better for your skin.
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.
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.
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!
Yes. It’s overpowering and sickening. We’ve been clearing out the shelves of those 3-gallon jugs of water at Giant.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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