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post #1 of 4 Old 03-07-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Watch municipal water chlorine levels in spring

My local water company advised people with aquaria and on kidney dialysis (!) to use "extra precautions" when using municipal water for the next month or so. Apparently, it's common practice in water systems to superchlorinate annually (usually in springtime) as a means of disinfecting all the miles of water supply pipes. I don't know if it's unique to reservoir-fed systems with surface water like mine or all water systems. Though folks might want to be aware..
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-07-2011, 11:50 PM
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This is comonplace in my hometown in northern Alberta, Canada as well. You can usually smell it. This is a VERY good idea to look out for. Thanks for the heads up

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-08-2011, 12:31 AM
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Good heads up. Thanks for that!

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-08-2011, 02:11 AM
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