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Wayne Via, Dana Point

I just finished reading the column titled “Turning to Your Tap” (Dana Point Times, April 25. Vol. 7, Issue 17), extolling the quality of the water delivered to us from the South Coast Water District.

Andrew Brunhart, the district’s general manager, made a good argument for drinking tap water, and until three months ago, I would have totally agreed with his position.

In February, I started having pinhole leak problems at my home. My house is only 14 years old and since I oversaw the entire construction, I know that only top quality material was used. I had no sooner repaired one pinhole leak and patched the ceiling, when another sprung up in a different room. When I mentioned it to my neighbors, I was surprised to find out that four others had the same problem.

I wrote a letter to the SCWD and received a personal phone call explaining that the water district has nothing to do with the quality of the water that they provide. The gentlemen told me they purchase all their water from the Metropolitan Water District and that if I continued to have problems, I would have to call them. I was also told that the water was treated with “chloramines,” a mixture of chlorine and ammonia. For some reason, that mixture doesn’t make me want to run to the tap for a drink of water.

I would hope that if other homes in Dana Point are having this problem they will let SCWD know.

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