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Old 03-19-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Ok, people are going to think I'm nuts again or just super paranoid...since my last post was about a smell!

But in all seriousness, has anyone else noticed the smell of water around chicago besides me, and how it's changing...

I've never smelled it like that in my whole life in chicago...kind of a moldy smell mixed with spruce. I'm cracking up as i type this, but i am being serious. People at my work don't notice it, but to me it's so obvious there's something different about the tap water...to the point where I'm not drinking it anymore...
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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I can't speak in terms of what is going on in the city, but out in the burbs, we are on Lake Michigan water as well. Our water where I live is pumped in out of Oak Lawn and our water always smells and tastes like you are drinking water out of a swimming pool. It is so bad in fact that when I fill my jacuzzi tub and turn on the jets, then close the bathroom door after leaving the room while letting the tub fill, I will go out to the kitchen get a drink, come back in, and get blasted in the face with the same smell as at the gym when I go into their swimming pool area. Oak Lawn's pumping station or Orland, one of the two, load the tap water up to the brim with chlorine. Its disgusting. I won't drink it, nor do I even give that crap to my pets. The high concentration of chlorine can't be good for you or them no matter what.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Our water in Warrenville and Naperville has been top-notch. No smells or nothing, just pure water.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I haven't noticed anything. Smells/tastes fine to me.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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Is this something you're noticing recently as in years or recently as in weeks?

I've noticed no real change in the water in the years I've lived here.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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If you are asking me, then I had my water tested years ago and it was off the charts for Chlorine, so this is an on going thing for the Orland and Tinley area. When friends of mine come down to visit and we go out to a restaurant and the server brings out the water, a few of my friends have actually said, "dude, what is up with this water, it tastes like bleach" of which it does and you don't notice it until you leave the area, then come back to our water and then smell it and the bleachy smell hits you right away... AHHHH welcome home. Orland Park, home of the heavy eatters (southsider tradition, we like to eat down here... ALOT), not-so-happy shoppers, and pool water.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It started happening around two weeks ago in my apartment in wicker park...

I thought it was just my trash or something, but then i realized it was coming from the sink and toilet...the water! I then thought it was probably the old pipes of my building...then I went to work today and smelled the same thing from the sink in the bathrooms at work downtown. ???

NO ONE else smells it? hmmmm.... I might have an oversensitive nose....
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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I won't drink the Westmont water- it smells (and tastes) like rusty dirt (if that's even a thing!)
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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it could be all of those drugs like viagra and crack that has recently been found in watersheds all over america.

Drugs Found in Watersheds of 28 Areas - Examiner.com (broken link)
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I'd like to see a study about the effects of chlorine on the human body.

I have finally gotten used to the water here in my new town but they have recently added more chlorine to the water to flush the system or something. Maybe Chicago is doing the same?
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