November 6th, 2008
|applekid||05:33 pm - Petaluma Tapwater?|
So I see this community has been crazy active since I last posted! ;D My husband and I ended up moving here, and we're almost done unpacking. We're enjoying Petaluma so far.
I was wondering, though: is the tapwater here safe to drink? And if not, what do you guys do to make it safe? Brita pitchers, or something stronger?
I'd assume that our landlord would have told us if there were any severe issues with the water supply (lead or whatever), but it tastes so terrible that I'm still a little worried. I've noticed it tastes bad in restaurants too, so it seems like a citywide thing.
Welcome to town. Yeah, this community's pretty much dead. I guess all the cool kids hang out over at Petaluma360
I find the water on the west side is pretty good (though I do run my kitchen tap through a PŪR filter), but I have noticed a funky taste at a couple of restaurants (I blame the ice). Then again, it may just be "terrible" in your neighborhood, thanks to old pipes or something.
Thanks! And we did end up on the west side, so it's probably just the pipes in the neighborhood or something. Most of the restaurants where I've noticed the taste are within the same general area. Guess I'll invest in a filter. :)
Your icon looks like Fizzgig.
Ah, that's just Maddie
. She thinks the best water in town comes from the drinking fountain near the playground in Walnut Park. If you're on the west side, I'm sure you'll run into us eventually, so stop and say hello.
|Date:||November 9th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)|| |
Ah, sorry, geek reference. Fizzgig is the toothy fuzzball sidekick from The Dark Crystal: http://www.yar.nu/macke/fizzgig2.jpg
I'll definitely say hello if I see you guys hanging out down at the park!
It is safe to drink and is within normal ranges of mineral content. Ask to see a report on the mineral content at the local water municipality. Ask city hall to get their number, or look in the phone book.
Thanks for the advice! Maybe I'll give the water municipality a call. I looked online, but didn't see any reports that made sense to me.