Common water issues

Why does my water taste like chlorine/pool water?

Council supplies drinking water which contains chlorine, which helps to effectively kill or inactivate a wide range of harmful micro-organisms. Council recognises that some customers may notice the taste of chlorine, and aims to maintain a balance between taste preferences and ensuring that Bundaberg Regional Council’s water supply is safe. If you find the taste is too strong, place a covered container of water in the fridge for a few hours, and the chlorine taste will reduce. Adding lemon juice may also help.

Should Council's water smell strongly of chlorine, is unpleasant to drink, or you have any concerns, please contact Council on 1300 883 699.

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