Good morning vitog! The water system here in Anglemont is only 6 or 7 years old, and I recall quite distinctly that when it first started up, that the chlorine smell was quite extreme. That may have been due to their desire to rid all the new pipes of anything nasty. We still have days when it is quite noticeable. We haven't got any rainwater catchment in place, so one of our next chores will be to find some 45 gallon barrels for that purpose. We have more than enough roofs to do the job.