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DKRST 03-07-2011 02:08 PM

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..

Backer 03-07-2011 11:50 PM

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 :-)

aunt kymmie 03-08-2011 12:31 AM

Good heads up. Thanks for that!

Mikaila31 03-08-2011 02:11 AM

+1 for wells :-P


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