I just received the City of Bellingham Water Quality Report 2014. It is attractively designed, informative and, in its way, educational. Above all, it reassures the water drinking population of the city: “Our water is safe to consume.” Unfortunately, last summer, the water had a bad odor and its taste was off, as well. A good number of Bellinghamsters, this includes me, noticed this and contacted our water department. It turned out to be a problem with non-toxic algae. The present report makes no mention of this, in my opinion, very important aspect of water quality.
Our household started to buy bottled water. Once you get into a habit, it is hard to break, even though I hate to add additional plastic material to our recycle bin. I hope steps can be and are being taken to prevent a re-occurrence of this malodorous experience.