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Help!!!<br><br>
My town's water has been contaminated with e. coli. They have been flushing out the pipes and treating the water with chlorine. ( I have a big post building inside of me about how poorly things were handles and how my kid got sick but I'm not ready yet.)<br><br>
Anyway back to the cholrine. I just had to wash diapers today. I have no choice my supply is limited. I washed the dipes went outside and when I came back in my whole first floor smelled awful. It turns out that it was the dipes in the washing machine. I've rinsed a few times and I'm still reeling.<br><br>
1. I can't ruin my dipes. I really really really can't afford to ruin any of my dipes. Did I just ruin that load? Will the stench come out once the water goes back to normal?<br><br>
2. Anyone have high cholrine level in their water? What do they do?<br><br>
Oh man-it is stinky!
 

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This will really stink if you have to do it, but chlorine will evaporate out of water if it is left to stand. You may have to fill a bucket w/ your water and let it stand (works faster in the sun.) Then you will have non-stinky water to rinse your dipes. I would add the water and spin in out in the machine.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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I have no advice but I'm so sorry that happened to you! I hope your kids are alright. I, for one, would be fuming if something like that happened! Good luck with your dipes! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thanks for the tip about letting the water stand. I can do that rather easily.<br><br>
I was fuming about this then everyone I called to be mad at turned out to be so apologetic and concerned. Why did they have to go and be so nice?!
 

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Is the chlorine level so high that the water is not drinkable? If it's drinkable, I wouldn't worry. You can't wash darks in it without bleaching them out (I'd think the water company would tell you not to do this if it will damage your darks)? If you can wash darks, I wouldn't worry about it. Your diapers will be fine.
 
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