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Re: anyone else's water smell and taste like chlorine?
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still get a nice blast of chlorine when running tap water in VVP.

Seems United Water is papering over some kind of problem with a lot of chlorine. Anyone who cares, keep calling and complaining. Not sure what else can be done....

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Princeton Ave. near Danforth -

My water has smelled like sulfur for a long time.

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I noticed at both my place and my friend's apartment (both in van vorst area) that our tap water smells and tastes almost like pool water today (sunday 9/16). anyone else having this experience?


If by "chlorine" you mean "human feces", then yes, I have also noticed the same thing with my water.

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It must be just the downtown area. Up here in the Heights, water has been normal so far. No sediment and the chlorine isn't any stronger than usual.

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doesn't really explain chlorine smell. Why do I suspect they have no idea what is going on...

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UNITED WATER TO TREAT BOONTON RESERVOIR FOR ALGAE

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Harrington Park, NJ, Sep 19, 2012, 4:00 PM - In order to control naturally occurring algae populations that can contribute to taste and odor issues, United Water will treat the Boonton Reservoir with copper sulfate on Thursday, September 20. This treatment will improve water quality and is being applied in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection guidelines.

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I washed my hands this morning and they smelled very strongly of chlorine. I kept thinking it was the soap I used and realized I didn't use soap. But my nose to the tap and I'm shocked by how strong the smell is. It's like a pool. I won't drink it. But it would be nice for United Water to put out a bulletin.

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They are flushing the water lines around the city & the brownish color is sediment.

If you ever want to know something don't waste your energy calling United Water ask one of the guys on the street who are actually doing the work. It's the only way to get an answer.

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Called United Water yesterday and heard the "blah, blah, blah the reservoir settling, etc., explanation. Give it a couple of days and if it still smells like chlorine and is a brown~ish color at the tap, maybe give us a jingle back."

A friend confronted the United Water rep on our street today and received a "yeah, we're not really too sure what's up with focus smell and color ~ but it's totally safe ~ though you might want to boil the water that your baby consumes." Hmmm.

Wonderful.

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water has been yellow since sunday....and it's yellowish today. They say safe to drink....I want to see united water drink it first!

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Brown tap water in Hamilton Park this morning.

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anyone still noticing the water tasting a bit off/chlorine heavy?

VVP area last couple days I've noticed it...

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I noticed no odor, but the color is off (yellowish). I'm in harsimus cove. Anyone else?

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that's what the 12 goldfish that were found in the Hamilton Park fountain Sunday said before they died.

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When I see some of the mooks that work for United Water it truly scares me.

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Water was BROWN tonight in Hamilton Park, when I drew a bath for my child. Anyone else?

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Well that explains this morning's shower. I thought that it was just my water.

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It actually smells and tastes like Wildwood water.

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Does your tap water smell odd? United Water says Hoboken, Jersey City, and Weehawken water is still safe

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HOBOKEN, JERSEY CITY, AND WEEHAWKEN -- This weekend, did you notice a stinky odor to your water in Jersey City, Hoboken, or Weehawken? Some residents did. United Water's website includes the following release:

United Water customers in Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken may notice a change in the taste and odor of their drinking water. Despite the differences, the water continues to meet all the standards for safe drinking water. It can still be used for drinking, cooking and bathing.

?United Water is testing and monitoring the water quality very closely and laboratory tests show that it meets the standards for safe drinking water,? said Jim Glozzy, general manager. He explained that musty or earthy odors can occur when reservoir levels are down.

Certain taste and odor episodes can also be caused by turnovers in the reservoir. This occurs when the surface water cools and sinks to the bottom, causing a disturbance to the lower water layers.

The odor may be stronger when using hot water for showers, bathing or washing dishes. In addition, the odor may be increased if the hot water heater is only used on a limited basis.

Glozzy explained that changes in the raw water supply require United Water to modify the location of the reservoir intake and the treatment process. ?We are working to resolve this matter as quickly as possible,? he said.

Water supplies are natural systems that respond to changes in the environment. As a result, it is difficult to predict exactly how long it will take to resolve this problem, Glozzy noted.

Customers may find that the taste of the water improves if they keep it in an open pitcher in the refrigerator.


Read more: Hudson Reporter - Does your tap water smell odd United Water says Hoboken Jersey City and Weehawken water is still safe

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This is going throw my Purity of Essence all out of whack.

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Harrington Park, NJ, Sep 16, 2012, 9:00 PM United Water customers in Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken may notice a change in the taste and odor of their drinking water. Despite the differences, the water continues to meet all the standards for safe drinking water. It can still be used for drinking, cooking and bathing. ?United Water is testing and monitoring the water quality very closely and laboratory tests show that it meets the standards for safe drinking water,? said Jim Glozzy, general manager. He explained that musty or earthy odors can occur when reservoir levels are down. Certain taste and odor episodes can also be caused by turnovers in the reservoir. This occurs when the surface water cools and sinks to the bottom, causing a disturbance to the lower water layers. The odor may be stronger when using hot water for showers, bathing or washing dishes. In addition, the odor may be increased if the hot water heater is only used on a limited basis. Glozzy explained that changes in the raw water supply require United Water to modify the location of the reservoir intake and the treatment process. ?We are working to resolve this matter as quickly as possible,? he said. Water supplies are natural systems that respond to changes in the environment. As a result, it is difficult to predict exactly how long it will take to resolve this problem, Glozzy noted. Customers may find that the taste of the water improves if they keep it in an open pitcher in the refrigerator.

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Per United Water's website, they are aware of the issues.

Maybe some equipment malfunctioned and put too much chlorine in the water?

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I noticed it to and I live in JSQ.Even though we use a filter I could still smell the chlorine.

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I live in HP and first noticed this a few weeks ago.

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Same here. Noticed it last night and this morning. Live in Hamilton Park.

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I have the chlorine too. I told myself: they must be adding it to the water to kill harmful pathogens they must have discovered in the water. I kind of got philosophical then. Also now I'm really glad I made that split pea soup LAST week.

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Yes..also around JSQ area. Went to United's website, looks like they're investigating the issue:

http://www.unitedwater.com/jerseycity/Newscenter.aspx?id=8197

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ditto, at Astor and Summit

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I noticed at both my place and my friend's apartment (both in van vorst area) that our tap water smells and tastes almost like pool water today (sunday 9/16). anyone else having this experience?

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