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My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?

 
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My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
All of a sudden, last week my tap water started smelling strongly of bleach. I mean like a bleach bottle. Is this dangerous? I am not rich, is there a simple way to get the taste out? Please advise.
water co. says all is A ok.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
RO filter ?
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Can I boil it? yes or no?
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Let it sit a while in an open pitcher to off-gas it before you drink it.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Can I boil it? yes or no?
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Boiling will only concentrate the problem.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Leave some of it sit out for awhile. The chlorine will evaporate out of the water. Also call your water company and they might be able to explain why they may have increased the chlorine content.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Use that water to mop the floors.

This used to happen to me all the time. I'd just let the water run for a little bit and it'd usually clear up.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Leave some of it sit out for awhile. The chlorine will evaporate out of the water. Also call your water company and they might be able to explain why they may have increased the chlorine content.
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will do, sound advice.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Leave some of it sit out for awhile. The chlorine will evaporate out of the water. Also call your water company and they might be able to explain why they may have increased the chlorine content.

will do, sound advice.
 Quoting: knoxvillerocks
You bet. I communicate with my water company on things like that.
The people in their labs are usually glad to talk to their consumers.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Too much chlorine. Just filter it with a Berkey or RO filter. You should know better than to drink unfiltered tap water anyhow.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Can I boil it? yes or no?
 Quoting: knoxvillerocks


Boiling doesn't filter contaminants out of the water, it only kills micro organisms, boiling water will evaporate some of it off further concentrating the substances dissolved in the water.

You need to filter it by a process such as reverse osmosis, distil it or infact filter it with something like a carbon filter.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Be careful. Closer to the city water in Knoxville is horrible. It comes out of the Tennessee River near downtown. Get on a boat and go up and down past UT stadium and the corrections center and look at that water. It's literally sewage water.

Move up toward Blaine and Rutledge, commute, and drink the well water. It's 10000x better for you, but can be full of lime in some places.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Those Brita pitcher filters get the chlorine out to some extent. I use one of those. The cartridges last longer than they say, if you are just one person using it.
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If you want the cheap and easy route, get a Britta pitcher or other carbon filter system.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
ok i just called the water company. They are sending someone out. I guess this is not normal. I didn't think it was.
Thanks everyone.
I had reverse osmosis at my old house and I will put one in here when I get tax refund as well
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Let it sit a while in an open pitcher to off-gas it before you drink it.
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You can't be serious? I suppose you think the fluoride, chemicals, and heavy metals will disappear as well. You can distill the water but need to add beneficial minerals back into it.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
[link to www.omnifilter.com]

I use a counter-top water filter along with an omnifilter cb-3 for water drinking... will never drink straight from the tap again.

[link to www.amazon.com]


bought that metal filter.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Be careful. Closer to the city water in Knoxville is horrible. It comes out of the Tennessee River near downtown. Get on a boat and go up and down past UT stadium and the corrections center and look at that water. It's literally sewage water.

Move up toward Blaine and Rutledge, commute, and drink the well water. It's 10000x better for you, but can be full of lime in some places.
 Quoting: FNG

I have heard that same story from another person about the water coming out of the TN river. I never did believe it until now though. Yuk sewage water, yeah I drove past it when I went to a game and OH my disgusting.


yuck
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Can I boil it? yes or no?


Boiling doesn't filter contaminants out of the water, it only kills micro organisms, boiling water will evaporate some of it off further concentrating the substances dissolved in the water.

You need to filter it by a process such as reverse osmosis, distil it or infact filter it with something like a carbon filter.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
chlorine will evaporate from water by letting it sit. Poster is right.. if you want to get rid of just the chlorine, put it in a container and let it sit a couple of days and it will evaporate.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
ok i just called the water company. They are sending someone out. I guess this is not normal. I didn't think it was.
Thanks everyone.
I had reverse osmosis at my old house and I will put one in here when I get tax refund as well
 Quoting: knoxvillerocks



Keep a cup of it.
SHOW the guy what's coming out of your faucet. Chances are by the time they get there, it might clear up.
Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.

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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
If you want the cheap and easy route, get a Britta pitcher or other carbon filter system.
 Quoting: D's Pet


I guess it's better than nothing, but it won't get out most of the chemicals and heavy metals. I have been using a Berkey for years. I could even filter and drink my pond water with it if I had to.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
chlorine will evaporate from water by letting it sit. Poster is right.. if you want to get rid of just the chlorine, put it in a container and let it sit a couple of days and it will evaporate.
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understood
well case closed I guess
Thanks to everyone who participated.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
If you want the cheap and easy route, get a Britta pitcher or other carbon filter system.


I guess it's better than nothing, but it won't get out most of the chemicals and heavy metals. I have been using a Berkey for years. I could even filter and drink my pond water with it if I had to.
 Quoting: GirlGenius


From the OP's posts, I think the Berkey is out of his immediate price range.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Drink distilled...we cook with it too...
Poor people do poor people things, and rich people do rich people things.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
I have heard that same story from another person about the water coming out of the TN river. I never did believe it until now though. Yuk sewage water, yeah I drove past it when I went to a game and OH my disgusting.


yuck
 Quoting: knoxvillerocks



I've been on all the lakes and rivers up there, and let me tell ya; Most of them I would drink water straight out of. I went and put in downtown on the TR early one 4th of July to watch the fireworks later on and thought I would fish all day until then. Not only is there trash on every bank extending a foot into the river along the whole thing, I had to try and not hook dirty diapers. It was so disgusting I didn't stay. I left and went to Cherokee, then watched fireworks from the mountain overlook.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
My tap water smells like bleach from time to time, so I never drink it.. Eat a mint
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
If you want the cheap and easy route, get a Britta pitcher or other carbon filter system.


I guess it's better than nothing, but it won't get out most of the chemicals and heavy metals. I have been using a Berkey for years. I could even filter and drink my pond water with it if I had to.
 Quoting: GirlGenius



I have been using a Berkey

This OP.

I have city water and it also has a bad smell and taste. The berkey, with a fluoride filter added, takes away the chlorine and most of the fluoride.

If your water is like that, then it stands to reason that any water coming from the water plant will be the same. Therefore if the water people do show up at your home, they will not find anything wrong with your water.

Bottom line - Buy a Berkey.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Isn't adding a small amount of bleach to water supposed to help clean it of dangerous impurities????

Like a toxic leak of something or another into water table???
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
For chlorine, you simply need to let the water 'breathe' in an open container at room temp. The bleach will evaporate in a few hours. This obviously doesn't deal with other impurities, but it answers your question.
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Re: My tap water tastes like bleach all of a sudden. Any way to get the taste out?
Drink distilled...we cook with it too...
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