Tap Water Taste Concern in Norfolk’s Ghent

Sign of the Ghent Historic District in Norfolk with overlaid social media comments about local tap water concerns.

Residents of Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood have expressed concerns over an unusual taste in their tap water, prompting a flurry of online discussions for answers. This issue gained attention on social media platforms, including a Norfolk-based Reddit channel and a community Facebook page dedicated to the Ghent area. The discussions centered around the water’s “earthy” taste, … Read more

Virginia Beach’s Smelly H2O: Improvements on Horizon

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Residents of Virginia Beach have been facing an unusual issue with their tap water: a pronounced chlorine smell. This has been a point of concern for many, leading to inquiries and complaints about the water quality. However, there’s good news on the way. The city officials have taken measures to address this issue, promising that … Read more

Carrollton’s Temporary Water Disinfection Change

A clear glass of water on the edge of a sparkling pool, representing clean and safe drinking water.

Residents of Isle of Wight County, including Carrollton, have recently encountered an unusual “swimming pool” odor and discoloration in their tap water. This phenomenon, which began surfacing in early March, is attributed to a temporary shift in water disinfection methods from chloramines to chlorine, as part of routine maintenance across several Virginia municipalities. Understanding the … Read more