What can I do about chlorine odors?

Chlorine odors may be more noticeable during the summer. Chlorine kills organisms that may cause disease. If you remove the chlorine, be sure to refrigerate the water to limit bacterial regrowth.

  • Fill a pitcher and let it stand in the refrigerator overnight. (This is the best way.)
  • Fill a glass or jar with water and let it stand in sunlight for 30 minutes.
  • Pour water between containers about 10 times.
  • Heat the water to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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1. What is the pH of the water from the City of Salem Water Department?
2. Is Salem's water soft or hard?
3. Why does the water sometimes look rusty?
4. Does Salem add fluoride to the water?
5. What can I do about chlorine odors?
6. Why does the taste and odor of my water sometimes differ?
7. Why would my water have a milky appearance?
8. If I have a question or concern about my water, who should I contact?