11 hours ago

Updated 21 min ago

Water tastes/smells like chlorine

Hello! My husband and I just moved to the area and noticed tonight out water tastes/smells like chlorine. We use a Brita and this hasn't been an issue in the past week (since we moved in). Has anyone else noticed this or has this been an issue before? Thanks in advance!

  • Patt Timlin Grew up in Avondale; moved into Old Irving in 1977

    Ours always does and it's worse in the morning or when no one has been home for a while. Just run the water for a few minutes before you drink it to flush out the pipes (which is a good idea anyway since we live in old housing stock with...

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    Ours always does and it's worse in the morning or when no one has been home for a while. Just run the water for a few minutes before you drink it to flush out the pipes (which is a good idea anyway since we live in old housing stock with old pipes and old connections to city supply - flush the lead out too!) I don't drink much of it. Drink bottled water but for cooking, tea, coffee, my dogs ... I always let it run. I let my shower run too before I get in for the same reason. Smells like a swimming pool!

  • Not so bad here. Brita works fine w/very little scaling in reservoir over time. Even so, I think Chicago's tap water is more chlorinated than needs be.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 22

Seeking carpenter or woodworker recommendations

Hello neighbors, I'm searching for someone who can design and create a few "pet ramps" for my home. Particularly for my back porch into the backyard, and also a ramp to our bed. Attached are some ideas that I have in mind. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding someone to tackle this project. I welcome any and all suggestions. Thanks for your help!

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Call Bosko at 847-912-4969. He is a fine finish carpenter, and our customers love him. Tell him Howard sent you

  • Thanks for the info Robin as I also would like some pet ramps/perches.

Jan 30

Updated Feb 09

Cleaning person in Portage Park

I'm looking for a recommendation for a cleaning person to clean my house 1-2 times per month. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

  • Maria D Navarrete Genesis beauty Salon & Spa a full service Salon

    Hello, I have a person that you can contact very good prices, reliable and hard working person, the companies sometimes are good sometimes not and they are very expensive, so it's better if you take a private person.

  • ET5911 Tom

    Maria, can you provide the name of your contact?

Apr 25 2014

Updated Feb 08

Do you filter your tap water?

If so how (type of system, including brand, and what is removed) and at what point in your plumbing? Why do you do it? If you dispense water from the tap into an external device that filters, what exactly is it (including brand) and for which uses do you filter it?

Does anyone use a Berkey Water Filter for your drinking (and maybe cooking??) water at home?

Jan 30

Updated Feb 02

New business in Portage Park

I reposted this because it was in the acts of kindness category and posted it in neighborhood talk so it reaches a bigger audience.

There is a new business opening on Central and Grace. Finally we are seeing something happening south of Irving. Here is the link.

http://chicago.eater.com/2016/9/12/12891064/plywood-report-chicago-fall-winter-2016

Jan 30

Work on Meade between Dakin and Byron

This is a very late question, as the work has been being performed for months. What is going on in the 3900 block of Meade? I pass by daily, so I'm not as informed as folks who live in the vicinity. I've seen water department and Peoples Energy trucks there from time to time. Apologies if this has been addressed before.

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