By John Ryan
Jun 18, 2021 at 6:44 pm

Water utilities in Washington and Oregon are scrambling to keep customers supplied with safe drinking water following an equipment failure at the Northwest’s main supplier of chlorine.

Seattle’s water supplier has two to three weeks’ worth of chlorine disinfectant on hand...
'Significant' stench billows into Bremerton following sewer chemical shortage

Josh Farley Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — An emergency shortage of a disinfecting chemical at Bremerton's wastewater treatment plant has led officials to suspend the plant's odor control systems, sending a stench into surrounding neighborhoods.
City officials say they have no choice, given that a dwindling supply of sodium hypochlorite must be used to protect Bremerton's drinking water first and foremost, and also to treat wastewater before it is discharged into Puget Sound.
“I know this announcement will be upsetting for the residents near the treatment plant, and I ask for their patience as we work to protect public health and water quality," said Mayor Greg Wheeler. ..