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Have a glass of grass?

Well, it is that time of year again. The time of year when I start to notice that the water starts to taste afoul here in McKinney.

Don't get me wrong, there are many things I love about McKinney. I love that all of our streets are lined with hundreds of crape myrtles and that this time of year it is gorgeous to drive around. I love our downtown square area. I love that we have festivals all year around in our downtown that make me feel like I live in my own little version of Star's Hollow (Gilmore Girls reference...If you haven't seen GG, please remedy this problem immediately). But one thing I don't love, is our funky summer-time water!

This gem just came in the mail this week...
Think I'm exaggerating about the horrible taste?
Well the city felt the need to send out a brochure addressing it, so you tell me, seem like an exaggeration now?
The city alerts us that "Each summer, throughout the months of July and August, lakes and other surface water supplies experience a natural event-algae bloom". They go on to explain why we have algae bloom and that it won't kill us, but makes the water have a "grassy, earthy taste and smell".
I normally use bottled or filtered water from my ice box, but of course, I actually taste city water when brushing my teeth. I kid you not people, I thought my toothpaste had gone bad or something before I remembered the algae problem. I've thought about using filtered or bottled water to brush my teeth, but that seemed like a prima donna thing to do. However, I don't think I can do it one more night. I think the horrible taste in my mouth is starting to disrupt my sleep pattern!

Comments

Ann said…
Eww! I can't drink Lubbock's water. It is horrible, but not quite bad enough that I won't use it to brush my teeth. If the water tastes that bad, I would definitely use bottled water to brush my teeth!
The Ffrench's said…
Blech...sounds lovely !!!

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