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Work to cause cloudy tap water

Original post made on Jan 22, 2009

Mountain View's tap water may look, smell or taste slightly different in the coming weeks, city officials said, as a result of routine maintenance on the Hetch Hetchy water system by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 3:36 PM

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Posted by Stephanie, a resident of North Whisman
on Jan 22, 2009 at 9:57 am

I know our water is supposed to be cloudy due to the work on the Hetch Hetchy water system but is anybody else getting an oily, filmy residue that's floating on top of their water? Mine is most evident when I make tea because it tints the slimy stuff darker and you can see a ring of it sticking to the side of my cups.


Posted by Bill, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 22, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I noticed this too, but it seems to be gone now (and the cloudiness is getting less as well).


Posted by Denise, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 24, 2009 at 7:13 am

A week or two ago I noticed a strong chlorine smell when filling my son's bath. I think this is really disgusting but I also worry about health effects. What happens when I drink this? I'm told it's safe but if it smells nasty, is it really okay to drink?


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