Why does my tap water taste like chlorine?

Chlorine, in the form of chloramine, is added to the water at the treatment plant to disinfect the water and ensure the water stays free of harmful bacteria in the miles of pipelines to your residence. The concentration range depends on where you reside relative to the treatment plant and the time of year. The very low, safe and effective chlorine levels in the water range from about 1.0 to 4.0 parts per million, or ppm.

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1. Is my tap water tested?
2. Why does my tap water taste like chlorine?
3. What is the pH of my water?
4. What is the hardness of my water?
5. What is the pinkish residue on my bathroom fixtures?
6. Why does my water look cloudy or white?
7. The aerators on our faucets are clogged with white particles. What is it?
8. Why does the water in my bathroom sink smell like rotten eggs?