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Are you satisfied with the taste of Lawrence’s tap water?

Response Percent Votes
60% 323
39% 213
Total 536


pace 6 years, 7 months ago

I am not satisfied with the testing for Atrazine in our water. And while we are at it. There should be random tests for lead in Lawrence soils.

Don Whiteley 6 years, 7 months ago

No, but given the past performance of the city's water department and our city voters, I'd never say it. The next thing I know, the voters in the city would be approving a $250 million program to improve the taste of our tap water.

heybluekc 6 years, 7 months ago

Tastes great. Both the Kaw River and Clinton Lake are good for me.

kernal 6 years, 7 months ago

Have had worse, but ours is definitely not the best.

sun45kiss 6 years, 7 months ago

The water here is better tasting than Los Angeles water but not as good as the Bay Area's water. The Bay Area has the best tasting water in the world !!

FlintHawk 6 years, 7 months ago

In West Lawrence, every time the algae start growing or dying, our water has a horrible taste and smell. I've called the Water Dept. several times, and they always give me the same line: It's because of the algae; nothing to worry about; water is tested; water is safe.

When the taste is bad, hot water has a particularly noxious odor — so bad that we can barely stand to take showers. Yuck.

This year, with some illness and deaths attributed to algae in area lakes, I've been concerned about the safety of our tap water, no matter what the Water Dept. says. I hate the expense of bottled water and the waste, but I care more about my family's health.

Joe Berns 6 years, 7 months ago

We have a water softener/filtration system installed and the water always tastes great. They can be found relatively cheap on craigslist or even on sale at sears, and don't cost much to run.

gccs14r 6 years, 7 months ago

Sometimes it's acceptable, but many times it's undrinkable without additional filtering. I've lived with worse water, though. At least we don't have detectable hydrogen sulfide in our water supply.

gsxr600 6 years, 7 months ago

I'd be more concerned about the estrogen in our water than anything.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 7 months ago

Estrogen!? So that explains the moobs. I thought I was just fat & lazy.

gsxr600 6 years, 7 months ago

Well lazy-> fat -> higher estrogen levels -> whale status.

But seriously estrogen in the water supply imo is one of the many causes in low testosterone/sperm count in men. I think testosterone levels in guys have been dropping 1-2% every year for a while now. Look it up.

George_Braziller 6 years, 7 months ago

I've had worse. The best I've ever had was when I had a summer job with the city in my home town. One of my duties was to check the chlorination levels at the two water wells. But there was a way to get water straight out of the Ogallala aquifer before the chlorine was added.

Man that was good and always icy cold.

Nys Cof 6 years, 7 months ago

Fluoride is tasteless and odorless. If Lawrence adds fluoride, you may be endangering your health whenever you take a sip

More than 3,825 professionals (including 328 dentists) urge that fluoridation be stopped citing scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and has serious health risks. See statement:

Eleven US EPA unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals are calling for a moratorium on fluoridation.

The CDC reports that 225 less communities adjusted for fluoride between 2006 and 2008. About 100 US and Canadian communities rejected fluoridation since 2008.

In 2011 the following stopped fluoridation in the US: Marcellus and Mt.Clemens, MI; Fairbanks and Palmer, Alaska; Spring Hill, Lawrenceburg & Hohenwald, TN; Philomath, OR; Pottstown, PA; College Station, TX; Spencer, Indiana; Naples, NY, Pinellas County, Florida. In Canada: Lake Shore, Ontario; Calgary, Slave Lake and Taber Alberta; Flin Flon, Manitoba. In New Zealand: New Plymouth and Taumarunui.

Many cities are considering stopping fluoridation including New York City

pooter 6 years, 7 months ago

Sure I'm satisfied with it, after it has been filtered through my ZeroWater pitcher.


mr_right_wing 6 years, 7 months ago

I only drink Kroger Spring Water (1 gal, less than a buck) NOT because I think it's beneficial to my health or has less or more of any chemicals, it just tastes good. Or, maybe it's more accurate to say it doesn't taste bad...

It comes from a spring in Missouri, so unlike your expensive premium spring waters, it doesn't have to be shipped half way around the world. I've tried the 'drinking water' and 'distilled water' as well as self-service reverse-osmosis treated water, and even many of the filters (pitcher AND faucet) this is the best.

Ronnie24 6 years, 7 months ago

It is a whole lot better than Eudora's! I wont drink the stuff, or use it in my coffee maker. (Get tired of buying a new one every 4-5 months). You should feel pretty good about Lawrence water.

Aimee Polson 6 years, 7 months ago

I would think that Eudora's water would be great based on the fact that we put awesome water back into the Kaw. Now, I have toured the water plant in Topeka that feeds the Kaw and subsequently the Lawrence water supply and there's no wonder some people take issue with the water quality here. That is one stinky facility.

Reuben Turner 6 years, 7 months ago

went to mississippi and got yellow water, so i do enjoy ours!!

Carol Bowen 6 years, 7 months ago

Our water has been nasty this fall - slimy and soapy. It bubbles in a glass. And we have a water filter. We got a lukewarm response from the city. But then many years ago, our city thought they could compete in a water tasting competition. We didn't even place.

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