When I got back to D.C. after a visit to my parents last weekend, I noticed that my shower smelled different. First I thought I was crazy or that I had been spoiled by my parents’ well water. Then, taking a bath last night, I realized the water was more like that of a public pool than a tub. Turns out that as of Saturday, April 7, WASA and the Washington Aqueduct have switched from disinfectant chloramines to chlorine. Tough luck if you are on dialysis, have pet fish, or just hate smelling like pool, but they say the change is only temporary and that things should switch back on May 7.

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