A reader writes us with the following question:
What's been up with the water lately? I live at 14th and Newton, and our water has recently taken on a terribly strong bleach/chlorine smell... I heard that DC Public Works was switching from using disinfecting chlorine gas to liquid for safety reasons, but I thought that wasn't supposed to change the taste or smell of our water. However, it's gotten to the point where I smell like public pool when I get out of the shower. Is it just CoHi North, or has anyone else had this problem too?
Come to think of it - I DO kind of smell like a pool. We've asked DCWASA what's up... does anyone else smell like a pool? Don't be shy.
UPDATE: Yes - you DO smell like a pool! Reader Emily points us to this release: http://www.dcwasa.com/news/listings/press_release427.cfm. You know, it also tastes kinda like a pool. And it's going to last until about the time when the pool opens.