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Old 04-26-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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We just moved here last Sept. & now live in south-east Raleigh, just barely outside the Cary boarder. In the last couple of months, I've noticed that the water now has an after taste like I've just swallowed mildew or pottin-soil.

It's not just one faucet and the neighbor's water tastes the same so it's not a bad pipe just to my house.

The water at my church in Cary doesn't have this taste, so I think it's just the Raleigh system.

Does this happen this time of year regularly? Or do you think, like my first hunch, that it's a product of the drought stirring up sediment at the bottom of Fall's Lake & getting into the system.

I'm just wondering if this is temporary, or if I should invest in a water filter for the house.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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Yup, our water tastes like this also. Really gross after taste. We went out and bought a water filter!
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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dirt don't hurt. been drinking it for 25 years lol.
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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Whew, I thought it was just me!

It's more the smell that bothers me. I can't taste it. I don't remember it ever smelling like this before.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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Yes, I noticed this as well at my old apartment, new apartment, and at work here in Raleigh. It is not a year round thing, and I've also noticed it tasting excessively chlorinated at times as well. I have yet to figure out why. A filter seems to help.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, FL
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I've noticed this in restaurants lately as well. I have well water so I don't have this city water problem. However, I was told that the city is treating the water differently. Used to be chlorine and now it is supposed to be ammonia. Don't know if it is true.. just what I heard.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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Default Grey water?

Even taste and smells kinda funny after going through my refrigerators built-in water filter. I’m now using a Brita as a second filter since my wife and I drink so much water.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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I complained about this in another thread. The fiance installed a reverse osmosis filter 2 weeks ago and LOVE it.
//www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...ow-do-you.html

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Old 04-27-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Yep, your description is accurate.
I have noticed this for the last three or four months. I thought it was my imagination but glad to hear others have noticed. I can't drink tap water, filter or no filter. Just using it for showering is bad enough. I think it has to do with the low water supply over last summer, but not sure.
Hope it ends soon.
toodie
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I have not tasted tap water of the potting soil variety since I was working in the yard and the hose was turned on and sprayed the dirt and water up into my grill. (a.k.a. face). I know the taste and texture you talked about. But up here in Wake Forest our water taste like, well water. Lake water not well water. Excuse me as sometimes I get confused on the origins of our water.

So I am grateful we don't have that 'foul' tasting and '15 yard' penalty smelling water that you describe. If we did I would complain my '3 strikes' worth before I would be 'tossed' in the dugout of disgust. Hopefully they fix what ever it is that is potting up your water taste.
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