NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) – What's up with the water?
That's what a few people in Newport News and York County are asking. Many went to social media and said something was up.
One woman wrote, “The chlorine smell and taste is off the charts!”
Lauren Bartholmey lives in Newport News. She said she noticed something foul with her tap water Sunday morning.
“I went to my kitchen, turned on the faucet and got a really strong sulfur smell,” Bartholmey said. “Honestly, I didn't think much of it until I saw a post on Facebook.”
Newport News Waterworks officials said as it starts to get warmer, they add more chlorine to the water because the warm weather causes the chlorine to dissipate faster. It's something the city does every year.
While city officials recognize, some people are more sensitive to the smell than others, they said the water is safe to drink.
Waterworks even offers a solution.
Pour the water in a cup or pitcher, let it sit on the counter and after a while the chlorine will go down.
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