Sometimes my water smells like bleach. Why? Is that harmful? What can I do to rid the water of that smell?

The City uses recommended amounts of chlorine to remove microorganisms from the water. Edina maintains its chlorine level between .05 and .08 parts per million. We test the water every day to make sure the levels are within national regulation guidelines. This level of chlorine is not harmful, but may smell offensive to individuals. An easy solution is to keep a container of water stored in your refrigerator. The chlorine gas dissipates very quickly, leaving no odor.

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1. What is the quality of Edina’s water?
2. What is the hardness of Edina water and what is the recommended setting for my water softener?
3. Sometimes my water smells like bleach. Why? Is that harmful? What can I do to rid the water of that smell?
4. My family from out of state says my water tastes different. Can that be true?
5. I want my water tested. Where do I take it?
6. I have orange spots on my white laundry. Are the clothes ruined?
7. Is “biodegradable” material “flushable” material?
8. When does the City flush the fire hydrants?
9. How long does it take after flushing hydrants for my water to run clear?
10. Why do you flush all the hydrants on my street? Wouldn’t one or two suffice?
11. I had water shooting up out of my lower-level toilets and a sewer gas smell. What happened? Who's going to clean it up?
12. What should I do if there is water bubbling out of the street or from my yard?
13. What is the difference between a water main and a service line?
14. Does the City of Edina have watering restrictions?
15. What happens when a sewer backs-up?