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Why does my drinking water sometimes taste like chlorine?
Chlorine is added to potable water supplies to ensure that the water delivered to our customers is safe from bacterial contamination. Although bacterial contamination in deep wells is nearly nonexistent, water regulations, effective as of 1991, requires that all domestic water systems be disinfected. Chlorine is the most popular disinfectant used in the United States. One technique customers close to a chlorination point may use to get rid of the taste is to let the water stand 20 minutes before drinking. This will allow excess chlorine to vaporize away, nearly eliminating the chlorine taste of the water. Another technique to help the chlorine taste disappear is to chill tap water in a pitcher or bottle in the refrigerator.

Chlorine taste complaints may be reported to the Public Works Department at 623-932-3010, where they will be routed to the appropriate area to be investigated.

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1. Where do I turn on my utilities?
2. When does my water meter get read and how?
3. Why is the water hot?
4. Where does my water come from?
5. Sometimes the water from my faucet is very cloudy. Is this harmful?
6. Why does my drinking water sometimes taste like chlorine?
7. Why is my water sometimes a different color?
8. What is hard water?
9. What is water softening?
10. Is it a good idea to periodically check my water softener?
11. Does the amount of hardness in the water system vary throughout the City?
12. When should I flush my hot water heater?
13. How do I flush my hot water heater?
14. How can I legally drain or backwash my swimming pool?
15. What are the Utility Service Providers in the Goodyear area?
16. How do I dispose of surplus or expired prescription drugs?
17. What is water waste?

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749