2006_02_clorox.gifA reader wrote us to ask if we noticed "an upswing in tap water stink of late," saying that he noticed a chlorine smell in his "Brooklyn apartment, Queens workplace, and various spots betwixt the two," with a " markedly stronger chemical/chlorine 'bouquet'." And Gothamist actually has - while we wait for our humidifier tank to fill, the water has been smelling rather chemically/bleachy. Does anyone know what's happening with the tap water? Did something accidentally happen to our drinking water reservoirs? If someone has a friend at the DEP and can tell us why, we'd love to be less paranoid.

A 2003 post about tap water being all right. Go Ask Alice confirmed NYC tap water was okay in 2004, and there's a funny thing that PBS's POV did about tap water.