I Hate The Taste Of City Water

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    For 1/4 of the year, my county likes to flush out the entire water system here with chlorine. It smells like pool water, tastes like pool water, and makes me want to vomit. Every year they put more in, and they didn't even start warning us about it until last year. I swear, they...
    delirium delirium
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2010


    It tastes like bleach. I like to drink spring water, thanks.
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2010

    I Have Been Reading About Water Supply

    and its frightening to think of all the chemicals and waste that is in our water... we have recycled water in our town and our water is not that nice... I wish I could get a water tank to be honest... even if its just for garden, toilet and washing... there are traces of all...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2011

    It's Not So Much The Water, But Where It's Been...

    City water was previously sewage, Yuck! We lived in the country once and drank pond water with a green tint. That was weird too, but it tasted better than that stuff that comes out of the tap. I lived in upstate NY when I was a kid, and everyone there had their own well...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource
    46-50, M
    Feb 15, 2010


    I like the taste of water from natural springs
    demonhunterwolf demonhunterwolf
    18-21, M
    May 12, 2013

    It's Disgusting.

    It looks like water. It acts like water. It feels like water (mostly...)But it doesn't taste like water, it tastes like metal and plastic and bitter chemicals... I prefer my water to have that earthy, iron-based taste, instead of filtered-filtered-treated-filtered-cleaned...
    UlricWindfury UlricWindfury
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2010

    I Am On

    a well, 265 feet of alternating layers of sand and clay.  The water nearly has no taste it is so clean.  What brings this to the forefront, I travel a lot, get around the country and out of the way locations.  I can taste water which was purified with chlorine, and...
    coloco coloco
    66-70, M
    Dec 13, 2010

    Not Really - I Must Come To Its defense

    Chicago water, DC water, Baltimore water - all pretty darn good
    70+, M
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2010
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