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'I found red worms in my rainwater tank', says Claremont local

A Claremont resident says she discovered small red worms in the water from her rainwater tank.

Di, a CapeTalk listener, says she had her tanks installed a few months ago and hadn't been treating the water.

Read more: Water sterilising products could help Capetonians save more water

The water was used to flush the toilet, to clean the floors, fill the pool, and to wash the dishes, Di explains.

She says she's now concerned about the safety of water stored in the water tanks over an extended period of time.

A few days ago I was horrified to see some little red worms wriggling around at the bottom of the bucket.

Di, Claremont resident

I had two water tanks in my home installed a few months ago to catch the rainwater for my roof.

Di, Claremont resident

We had heavy rains and both tanks got full to capacity.

Di, Claremont resident

The water that came out the tanks was looking clear, not going green and no smells.

Di, Claremont resident

Several CapeTalk listeners shared their theories on how to treat the 'worms' and the water in her tank.

Take a listen to their tips:


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