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Old 02-28-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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I found a house on Ledbury that I like but it is very close to the Water treatment plant. Is it okay to live near it?
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:53 AM
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I found a house on Ledbury that I like but it is very close to the Water treatment plant. Is it okay to live near it?
I don't know about that one, but we have one in Lake Mary and in the summer it stinks. Just my honest opinion.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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that is what I was afraid of
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:43 AM
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that is what I was afraid of
How close is it? As long as you are a 1/4 mi away, you should be fine.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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It is on the same street, about 10 houses down.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:37 PM
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It is on the same street, about 10 houses down.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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I found a house on Ledbury that I like but it is very close to the Water treatment plant. Is it okay to live near it?
Is it a potable water plant or a waste water plant?

potable-->no stink
waste--> well duh
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Orlando Suburbs
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Is it a potable water plant or a waste water plant?

potable-->no stink
waste--> well duh
Most of the potable water plants in Florida "stink" because of the sulfur (rotten egg smell) found in the water being pumped from the ground. The sulfur is released in air as the water cascades over a series of trays (the screened doom at the top of the tank). If you are downwind when the pumps are on, you will smell it.
Another concern I always had when living around a potable water treatment plant is the amount of chlorine gas containers that are used there and stored there. If one of those ever develops a major leak and you are downwind, it could be deadly.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Most of the potable water plants in Florida "stink" because of the sulfur (rotten egg smell) found in the water being pumped from the ground. The sulfur is released in air as the water cascades over a series of trays (the screened doom at the top of the tank). If you are downwind when the pumps are on, you will smell it.
Another concern I always had when living around a potable water treatment plant is the amount of chlorine gas containers that are used there and stored there. If one of those ever develops a major leak and you are downwind, it could be deadly.

You are absolutely right. I forgot that part, though I find it less objectionable.

When I lived with well water, I got so used to it that I didn't notice.

When I woiuld travel for more than a week, and came back, it just smelled like "home".


The chlorine issue is also a concern, although many have gone away from it, ie OUC is all ozone, Oviedo uses chloramine, and chlorine once or twice a year.
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