What's With The Water?

Help me with this Fenton water question!

  I have been living in this area for a little over 3 months and enjoying it ..... except for the bad tasting water.

  Can someone give me the lowdown on this problem? I know from working in Fenton in the past that this is ongoing...not something new.

  Thanks in advance!




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Nate September 18, 2012 at 07:58 PM
It tasted like crap the the 12 yrs that I lived there. The new water treatment plant didn't help any but did help by jacking up my water bill. I left and now have way better tasting well water.
Rod September 18, 2012 at 08:25 PM
All my drinking water is being filtered in order to kill the bad taste. (The stores in this area must make a killing on bottled H2O!)This is City of Fenton water we are talking about. I have done some more checking and found that this is indeed a widespread issue with no resolution on the horizon. I'm not sure where the City is getting their water from, but it's a shame some kind of improvement can't be made! Apparently, we have contrasting tastes for water (or maybe you are using a well?). Anyway, thank you for your response.
EclecticCitizen September 19, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Rod, I too have to filter the water here in Fenton to kill the bad taste. If it isn't the horrible taste we have to deal with, it is the copious amounts of chlorine that we have to ingest. And lets not forget to mention the scale build up that is horrible and ruins all of our appliances that use water (hot water heaters being replaced every 3 yrs, excessive amounts of cleaning supplies, washer, dishwashers, etc). This terrible water costs us more than the huge bill they charge us every 3 months-it is ruining our appliances too!
Terri White September 19, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I too, would be curious to know the answer. I know that we pay outrageous water bills and we don't drink the water. If we fill up our bathtubs, they turn blue and smell like pools. Drinking the water is horrible and I try to not even cook with it. This leads to us paying for water twice - first what comes out of the tap, and then what I have to buy to drink it. Unfortunately, we rent our home and sink purifiers do not fit our sink, otherwise I would invest in one. With a family of seven, investing in a pitcher system like Brita would be ridiculously expensive and take up my whole fridge, as the largest one I have found only holds 5 cups of water. I would need at least 2 filled at all times! It is a problem, and we have taken to filling up large 2 and three gallon jugs at the grocery tore and keeping bottled water all around the house. I only wish our neighborhood would participate in a curbside recycling program.
Anna Troppens September 20, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Stay tuned, I have some information from the city of Fenton's water plant superintendent, coming soon!


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