Originally Posted by Oaklevel
Because they are not chlorinated until water clears the system and there can be bacteria etc in the system from the break
Its just not done in this region of the country.
Not sure which part you are saying is not done in VA? You said 2 posts up you have never seen them chlorinate.. Now you are saying they are chlorinated after water clears.
Are you saying that water lines are not disinfected by chlorination in Virginia? Or are you saying they are not disinfected at all?
It is standard protocol to blow off the lines and chlorinate the water supply pretty much everywhere we have been. Some towns make you keep the water off until the test results come back after chlorination. (This is mostly for new construction). For main breaks, they issue a boil water advisory until the tests come back negative, but they are still chlorinated.
Either way, this is a good reason why it is highly recommended not to give an infant tap water these days. Our pediatrician said to wait until a year before using tap water for bottles or for anything that won't be cooked.