A Town in Alberta, Canada Woke up to Pink Tap Water

I’ve never seen a story about pink tap water. When I saw this, I said to myself that this must be one of those pranks we see on TV. Well, it’s not like that.

A water treatment plant in Onoway is what’s behind coloring the water supply on Monday, March 6th.

The potassium permanganate, a chemical used in water treatment plants to remove iron and hydrogen sulfide from the water.

If you are wondering how much would it need for the potassium permanganate to colorize the water, well, it’s a lot. Large amounts were released into the water slide after one of the valves malfunctioned during the whole procedure.

Lots of people woke up to a pink tap water. Twitter was full of these interesting tweets and quotes from people.

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The media surrounded the problem pretty quick and got to the bottom of it.

Is the Pink Tap Water dangerous?

If you are living in this area in Canada, you should raise the panic button. However, consuming water with the significant amount of potassium permanganate could harm your well-being.
It could cause severe irritation to the skin on contact. On top of that, there will be gastrointestinal distress, throat swelling, and burning if you consume it. The authorities believe the level of potassium permanganate was successfully diluted not to cause any harm. However, the residents are still staying away from it and wait for further instructions.
Here is the full story about this happening.
I hope nobody got in bigger trouble from this thing. If so, there will be lots of consequences if this comes out to be a human error.
Can anybody living in Canada explain how was the experience with this pink tap water and what were the instructions from the authorities?

My husband never goes to bed without a glass of water lying on the nightstand. I thought everything is fine with that. He is getting thirsty through the night and he drinks it.

A couple of days earlier, I saw him drink it first thing in the morning.
I’m completely positive that everyone needs to do that in the morning, but I wasn’t so sure about that glass water that stayed there the entire night.
I mean, the water has been there the whole time. In the glass. Something was stuck on my mind and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
I asked him why he does that. He said, why wouldn’t I? – Aren’t you the one who says to drink a glass of water in the morning?
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I then explained what I meant by that. He just listened and walked off.
After I finished my morning workout routine and made a delicious smoothie, I sat down on my computer.
The research took some time, but I finally found a shocking truth about this habit.
It seems my husband wasn’t the only one drinking water that stayed in a glass overnight.
Many people were concerned about this. I think the following scientific explanation answers all the frequently asked questions.
The Discovery News said that microbes could easily pollute plain water. Food contains proteins and sugar to prevent that, but water does not. When the water gets in touch with air after some time it absorbs a small amount of CO2. This means that the water partially is transformed in carbonic acid with changed chemical properties.
In other words, if you drank a glass of water that stayed overnight, you probably noticed how the taste has changed.
This is because the carbonic acid releases 2 protons and converts into bicarbonate or carbonate. This leads to decreasing of the water’s pH levels. That’s why the taste has changed.
Plus, the water is exposed to bacteria and dust for several hours. This reacts and changes the taste, too.
Maybe the side effects won’t be shown right away. Maybe your body is resistant to that bacteria and dust in your water. But why risking?
Isn’t it better when you drink fresh water in the morning?
Avoid water that stayed in the glass for several hours as much as you can. Fresh is always better.
Do you know some friends with the same habit? – Sharing this with them could change that.


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