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Does the water taste dirty to you?

By crabb - 27 December 2006 55

Highly newsworthy topic not – but is anyone else noticing Canberra water tasting earthy this week? My family has commented on it – thought they were strange until this morning when I noticed it too. Or is it just post- Christmas tastebud overload?

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Maelinar 9:07 am 21 Mar 07

An interesting update…

[which works better as a link]

seepi 11:47 am 01 Jan 07

I think the daily target of 139 ml usage is a bit hopeful. Even with all this rain we used 135ml this weekend – and noone would have watered in the rain, so it must be indoor usage now.

Fairchild 11:07 am 01 Jan 07

It STINKS, the water that is. We should never have come off stage 2 water restrictions over the winter period. As for the tast what do you expect when we waste this presious commodity daily, thank goodness for chlorine!!!!

It’s great saying no fountains but what about the squirt hole in the lake that has been running, Captain Cook fountain. You can’t say it’s ok to run that when farmers can’t water their stock and the price per head has plummeted. Fare go, recycled water or not don’t waste the over spray send it to our farmers and hopefully we will see prices at the supermarkets come down.

For ever litre we waste on lawns, like Parliament House lawns, a water truck should be sent to farmers in need! Canberra is the Nations’ Capital, so lets lead the way and don’t use lake water indiscrimanately, it is a drought and every where else is dying.

Al 10:40 am 01 Jan 07

AS: on flouride in the water – everyone I know who grew up with flouridated water has ZERO fillings. Me? Got a head full of ’em. Case rests…

seepi 10:57 am 31 Dec 06

Well we are sure to meet the water targets this weekend anyway – noone would have watered yesterday.

JC 9:19 am 31 Dec 06

Whats the bet that this will be the prompt to go to even tougher water restrictions. Afterall Googong is by far the largest dam in our system… which for months has been topped up by Bendora and Corin, which is why they are down.

Deano 5:43 pm 30 Dec 06

CT today reports that ACTEW have switched back to the Mt Stromlo supply due to the number of complaints about the water taste.

auntiesocial 5:40 am 30 Dec 06

But we have one of those Sunbeam water filters which does a fine job, while leaving the flouride in for the teeth.

Comment by Al

The fluoride in toothpaste might help your teeth but the fluoride in the water will not as the benefits for your teeth are gained from applying the fluoride topically not systemically.

fluoride, Good thing or not

The water at our house in Nth Belconnen also smells different, so I was told. the kids were the first to notice and comment, all I could smell in my cup was coffee *shrugs shoulders*

luca 10:06 pm 29 Dec 06

on the subject of yukky tasting water, anybody know whether that dull green sludge that washes up on Durras Beach and which looks similar to something we are all very familiar with, is bad for one’s health? Like, should one be swimming in it?

Thumper 6:19 pm 29 Dec 06

Actually, whilst seriously hung over at zero very early oclcok this morning, I had a glass of Canberra water.

It was heaven. My taste buds were having a party.

So, nothing to see here folks, move along….

el 6:16 pm 29 Dec 06

They put it (recycled water) to a vote in Toowoomba (I think) and they voted against it.

And no, there’s nothing wrong with the Canberra water Bubzie – no need to boil anything.

bubzie 6:06 pm 29 Dec 06

Didnt they say somewhere that people wouldnt mind drinking recycled sewage water somewhere?

far out…

I just had a glass of water, and eww, it does taste really gross… (do people now have to boil water before you drink it or something?)

TrapperKeeper 3:54 pm 29 Dec 06

Maybe they are secretly adding treated sewage to see if we can tell the difference :p

nyssa76 11:01 am 29 Dec 06

It smells funny too. I just ran the tap to fill the kettle and the water smells odd.

dez 10:42 am 29 Dec 06

its all linked with the raw sewage drizzling into lake tuggeranong-

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