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Water source changed in the ACT?

By sbugden - 23 October 2007 18

Has the water supply changed in the ACT in the past couple of weeks?  The water seems to have a smell to it like it did a few months ago when the water supply was changed.  Has anyone else noticed?

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Water source changed in the ACT?
jemmy 6:19 pm 25 Oct 07

The taste comes from environmental conditions.
Which environmental conditions? Be specific please. I can’t see how low inflows have any impact on the quality of the outflow, esp after treatment.

Care to backup your statement that using the heater somehow magically contributes to water taste?

Luke 5:00 pm 25 Oct 07

They’ve been pumping water from the Murrumbidgee recently, to boost our supply… My guess is that’s got a lot to do with the different taste.

JD114 1:40 pm 25 Oct 07

The problem with open forums like these is that the really dumb people with little grasp of reality can post their opinions as though they counted for anything.

Mr Evil, if you can’t accept the fact that in times of drought with record low inflows from a degraded catchment environment the water may not be as perfect as a bottle of spring water, maybe you need to get out there and do a reality check.

The current taste of the water has nothing to do with its safety or cleanliness, which are as always world class. The taste comes from environmental conditions. It may well become more common in the future. So next time you get into your car and drive somewhere, or turn on a heater or airconditioner, or luxuriate in a hot shower, take a moment to reflect that you are contributing to the conditions that have caused the current taste in the water. What goes around comes around, and it is coming around to bite us rather hard I fear.

p1 11:29 pm 24 Oct 07

Even more to the point is that when the quality changes suddenly, you have to wonder why.

Of course don’t mention this to Actew or they will make it permanantly taste like “arse” so that we will cease worring…

Mr Evil 2:42 pm 24 Oct 07

The point is, we’re not living in a developing country so why should we put up with crappy smelling and tasting water?

Danman_straight6_EB_ 1:25 pm 24 Oct 07

stop complaining about running water – or go to a developing nation for a reality check….

ChrisInTurner1 12:45 pm 24 Oct 07

Buy yourself a filter jug, they really work.

dalryk 11:42 am 24 Oct 07

I had a glass of water this morning that had a distinct iodine taste to it (the stuff you put in water on camping trips to sterilize it)…

Rawhide Kid No 2 9:37 am 24 Oct 07

I did noticed on Saturday that there was hell of a lot of water spilling over the Cotter Dam wall.

Thumper 8:19 am 24 Oct 07

Haven’t noticed….

la mente torbida 8:12 am 24 Oct 07

“It tastes like arse”

….I wouldn’t know about that….;-)

Vic Bitterman 10:57 pm 23 Oct 07

Dunno, but this topic is timely.

My wife asked me this morning if I had heard anything about water, as it ‘tasted funny’ from the tap….

Can’t say I had noticed, and I hadn’t heard anything either!

lux80 10:38 pm 23 Oct 07

It tastes like arse.

Felix the Cat 10:36 pm 23 Oct 07

A couple of weeks or so ago the tap water had a brownish tinge to it. Seems OK now. I think it was only for a day or so. Might of been something to do with all the construction activity in Gungahlin.

Mr Evil 5:16 pm 23 Oct 07

I noticed a different smell to the water on Saturday. I just think it’s all part and parcel of low quality of water coming out of Googong.

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