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well water vs city water

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I've always watered my plants with well water, 2 weeks ago our pump went out so we tied our outside hydrant into our city water. Now, all of my Cannas are looking brown around the edges and my roses have almost putting on new blooms. Do you suppose it's the chemicals in the water and what can I do?

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Thank you for any advice you

Thank you for any advice you can provide

chalmers
City water contains chlorine

City water contains chlorine but few other nutrients.Your Well water contains trace nutrients it picked up along the way as it made its way to your well.Rain water is still the best,as it contains nitrogen and other trace minerals which your plants can absorb more easily than "tap water". Hope that helps.

Ken

Terri G
to hel your browned edges on plants from city water

Leave water out in a container open like a bucket for 24 hours this will remove the chlorine you can also get a charcoal filtering system.

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