Quote Originally Posted by John Cook
Here in New England, the autumn leaves fall into the reservoir and decompose. Then the winter road salt washes into it. Then one week the boys at the purification plant get a little carried away with the chlorine. The next week, the city chemist is on vacation and nothing gets added.
Speaking of New England water supplies...

The town where my Mom lives (Billerica, Massachusetts), uses the Concord river as the local water supply. Decomposing leaves are the least of their problem. More than once they've had a dead cow clog up the intake to the "purification" plant!

All the more reason to have some bourbon with that water...